Human rights development in Turkey mixed during 2005. Govt committed to reform, is clearly inhibited by anti-reform elements within judiciary, police, army, says New York-based human rights group Human Rights Watch 2006 report
Human rights development in Turkey was mixed during 2005. Although the government is committed to reform, it's clearly inhibited by anti-reform elements within the judiciary, police and army, claimed the 2006 report of the New York-based human rights group, Human Rights Watch.
The report said that Turkey's main achievement in 2005 was the sustained progress in combating torture; the number of reports of ill-treatment of prisoners in police stations continues to fall. "Little progress was made, however, toward guaranteeing language freedoms and freedom of expression," said the report.
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