Human Rights in Turkey Analytical Essay by BrainC

Human Rights in Turkey
Looks at the problem of human rights abuses in modern Turkey.
# 53059 | 1,777 words | 7 sources | APA | 2004 | US
Published on Sep 30, 2004 in International Relations (Non-U.S.) , Sociology (General) , History (General) , Hot Topics (General)

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This paper discusses the prevalence of human rights abuses in modern-day Turkey, with special notice of human rights abuses towards prisoners. It also looks at what Turkey is doing to change how it treats those who have been arrested and incarcerated. The paper also looks at the pressure being imposed on Turkey by various human rights organizations and some of the factors motivating Turkey to try and improve its record on human rights.

From the Paper:

"Few people can think of Turkey without calling to mind the 1978 movie, Midnight Express. In the film, a misguided (and foolhardy) American is arrested by Turkish authorities after he is found attempting to smuggle drugs out of the country. What follows is a (supposedly true) story of the atrocious torture he faced in the depths of a Turkish prison. To be sure, the story was hardly farfetched. Turkey has had a horrific human rights record throughout modern history especially after the seating of the infamous Ataturk. Indeed, one can find evidence of virtually every human rights violation imaginable in modern Turkey, for, although the country seems to be genuinely attempting to "clean up its act", it still has a long way to go."

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