JINHA, ISTANBUL ─ Monna Le Yeuc’h from the delegation of European Grassroots Antiracist Movement made evaluations on the visibility of human rights violations in Turkey from Europe. Monna came to Istanbul with the delegation in order to follow the case of Chris Stemphson. Monna said, “The violations in Turkey are invisible in Europe.”
Monna Le Yeuc’h from the delegation of European Grassroots Antiracist Movement (EGAM) came to Istanbul in order to follow the case of Chris Stemphson. She made evaluations on the visibility of human rights violations in Turkey from Europe. Monna stated that she not only follows the current oppression and conflict situation in Turkey, but also she express her opinion with the perspective of an activist. Monna pointed out the recently deals made on refugees and she said, “No violation in Turkey has been showed in Europe due to the refugees deal between Turkey-Europe. In the last period, only the announcement about recognize the genocide against Armenian became a big step. Except that, none of human rights violations in Turkey is visible in Europe.”
Monna stated that the human rights organizations are aware of the situation and they have seriously criticized many states in Europe. Monna reported that the human rights organizations use a discourse reads, “You deny the ongoing human rights violations because you signed the deal on refugees. Monna continued to talk as follows: “Unfortunately these criticisms haven’t been heard by states and governments. Therefore, we want to mobilize the people and government in Europe and we want to arouse the people’s attention to Turkey.”
Monna addressed the curfew and women’s problems which are the top of agenda of Turkey and Kurdistan. She said, “The public, I mean the communities in Europe don’t know the existence of such situation, there is a silence. Nothing is visible about the rights of women.
“I will tell everyone what is going on here, I will tell them the information I got from people and organizations and I will tell the ongoing war carried out in Turkey’s Southeast. We will regularly follow the human right violation cases in Turkey, as EGAM. We’ll organize conferences and seminars not only in universities but also in Parliament. We’ll bring the people from the European Parliament.”
Source: JINHA (WOMAN NEWS AGENCY)