Human rights in Turkey are theoretically protected by a variety of international law treaties, which take precedence over domestic legislation, according to Article 90 of the 1982 Constitution.
The issue of human rights is of high importance for the negotiations with the European Union (EU). Acute human rights issues include in particular the status of Kurds in Turkey. The Kurdish–Turkish conflict has caused numerous human rights violations over the years. There is an ongoing debate in the country on the right to life, torture, freedom of expression as well as freedoms of religion, assembly and association.
Read more about Human Rights In Turkey: Commitment To International Human Rights Law, The Right To Life, Torture, Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Expression, Freedom of Assembly, Freedom of Association, Ethnic Rights, Internally Displaced People, Workers' Rights
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