Turkey’s new Human Rights Action Plan to be carried out over 2-year period, says president

Turkish president: We aim to boost effectiveness of system of individual applications to top Constitutional Court

Main determinants in drawing up Turkey’s Human Rights Action Plan were needs, demands of the people, says President Erdogan

Broad-based consultations went into every activity in Human Rights Action Plan prepared according to our nation’s expectations, says Turkey’s Erdogan

To strengthen democratic participation, Turkey to start comprehensive work to revise political parties, electoral laws, says president

Human Rights Compensation Commission to cover financial damages of long trials without need to apply to Constitutional Court, says Erdogan

Turkey to form independent Human Rights Monitoring Commission for Penal Institutions including members from bar associations, universities: Erdogan

Turkey to enable lawyers to make individual applications to Constitutional Court electronically: President

Turkey to require submission of full written decisions within 30 days from administrative judiciary, says President Erdogan

Turkey to establish investment ombudsman’s office to settle disputes between administration, investors, says President

Turkey will provide open access to decisions of ombudsman, human rights and equality institution while also protecting data privacy, pledges president

President: To boost standards of freedom of expression, the press, Turkey developing measures to facilitate professional activities of journalists

Turkey revising foundations law on establishment, election of board of directors of non-Muslim community associations: President

Public, private sector staff, students to be allowed leave on religious holidays they observe regardless of their faith, says Erdogan

Under new action plan, Turkish police can take statements anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, says president

Turkey ending time limits for disciplinary probes of torture allegations, says president

Ultimate aim of Turkey’s action plan is new civilian constitution, says president

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