MESOP INSIDERS Turkey: State Blocks Probes of Southeast Killings / Allow UN to Investigate Cizre Abuses; Repeal New Law to Block Prosecutions / FULL HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH REPORT

11 July 2016 – HRW / MESOP  – (Istanbul) – The Turkish government is blocking access for independent investigations into alleged mass abuses against civilians across southeast Turkey, Human Rights Watch said today. The alleged abuses include unlawful killings of civilians, mass forced civilian displacement, and widespread unlawful destruction of private property. The government should promptly grant the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights permission to enter the area and investigate according to its standards. Read more: