This report reveals the extent to which the rights of minority and opposition groups have been violated after the disaster. South-eastern provinces of Turkey were hit by one of the deadliest natural disasters of human history on the 6th of February 2023. The affected region is dominantly inhabited by Kurds, Alevites and Syrian refugees — all traditionally discriminated against, or at least considered to be neglected populations in Turkey.
As a result, the earthquake exacerbated the existing social cleavages and made the existing injustices increasingly more visible.
Our report reveals particularly the extent to which the fundamental rights and freedoms of minority groups are violated in the post-disaster period.
You can read our information note on rights violations after the earthquake in Turkey in the section below: