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Turkey suspends activities of hundreds of NGOs

, Index number: EUR 44/5141/2016

The Ministry of Interior announced on 11 November the blanket and arbitrary suspension of the activities of 370 NGOs for three months. NGOs working on children’s rights, women’s rights, poverty, and lawyers associations have been among those targeted. These arbitrary suspensions violate the rights to freedom of expression and association, and cannot be justified, even under the state of emergency.