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Further information on UA 131/94 (EUR 44/22/94, 30 March) - Turkey: "disappearance": Hatice Ciftci, Huseyin Taskaya, Nazim Babaoglu, Cuneyt Aydinlar

, Index number: EUR 44/023/1994

Hatice Ciftci was released from the Adana Police Headquarters on 4 April 1994. No further information has been received on the whereabouts of the other three named above who remain "disappeared" following their detention by police.

EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: EUR 44/23/94
Distr: UA/SC
6 April 1994
Further information on UA 131/94 (EUR 44/22/94, 30 March 1994) -"Disappearance"
TURKEY:Hatice Çiftçi (f) - "disappeared" in Adana 25 March
Hüseyin Ta_kaya - "disappeared" in Siverek 16 March
Naz_m Babao_lu - journalist "disappeared" in Siverek 12 March
Cüneyt Ayd_nlar - "disappeared" in Istanbul on or about 6 March
Amnesty International has learned that Hatice Çiftçi was released from the
Adana Police Headquarters on 4 April 1994. Thank you to all who sent appeals
on Hatice Çiftçi's behalf.
No further information has been received on the whereabouts of Hüseyin Ta_kaya,
Naz_m Babao_lu and Cüneyt Ayd_nlar who remain "disappeared" following their
detention in police custody.
FURTHER RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please continue to send telegrams/telexes/
faxes/express and airmail letters either in English or in your own language:
- expressing concern for the safety of Hüseyin Ta_kaya, Naz_m Babao_lu and
Cüneyt Aydinlar, all of whom "disappeared" while in police custody in March;
- urging that immediate steps be taken to establish their whereabouts;
- noting the findings of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture
(CPT) and the UN Committee against Torture (UN CAT) that the practice of torture
in Turkey is widespread and systematic, as published in their reports of December
1992 and November 1993, respectively;
- asking that urgent measures be taken to stem the serious increase in
"disappearances", of which there were at least 26 reports in 1993.
APPEALS TO:
1) Minister of the Interior:
Mr Nahit Mente_e
_çi_leri Bakanl___
06644 Ankara, Turkey
Telegrams: Interior Minister, Ankara, Turkey
Faxes: +90 312 428 4346
Salutation: Dear Minister
2) Prime Minister:
Mrs Tansu Çiller
Ba_bakanl_k
06573 Ankara, Turkey
Telegrams: Prime Minister, Ankara, Turkey
Telexes: 44061/44062/44063 bbmt tr
42099 basb tr
42875 bbk tr
Faxes: +90 312 417 04 76 PRIME MINISTER
+90 312 230 88 96 (attn: Prime Minister)
Salutation: Dear Prime Minister
COPIES OF YOUR APPEALS TO:
Minister of Foreign Affairs:
Mr Hikmet Çetin
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
D__i_leri Bakanl___
2
06100 Ankara, Turkey
Faxes: +90 312 287 3869
and to diplomatic representatives of Turkey accredited to your country.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY. Check with the International Secretariat,
or your section office, if sending appeals after 18 May 1994.

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