Dear Friends,

I hope this email finds you well and in good health. I would like to invite you to the Freedom Convention on Human Rights Violations in Turkey organized by Advocates of Silenced Turkey. Participants and experts will not only learn the ongoing violations and persecutions in Turkey but also be able to develop strategies and recommendations to the Turkish government and international bodies to end those grave human rights violations through the panel discussions of renown human rights activists, intellectuals, journalists, academicians, and policymakers.

We kindly ask your attendance and support by registering one or more of the following panels:

Freedom of Speech and Expression (December 9th 10 AM – 12 PM EST)
(RABIA CHAUDRY, ARZU YILDIZ, ABDULHAMIT BILICI, AHMET NESIN, EUGENE CHUDNOVSKY, OMER FARUK GERGERLIOGLU)

Collapse of Rule of Law (December 9th, 1 PM – 3 PM EST)
(JAMES HARRINGTON, KISTEN GOVENDER, DAVID KILGOUR, ESER KARAKAS, ALP ASLANDOGAN)

Shift from Democratization towards Authoritarianism in Turkey : The Rise of Political Islam ( December 10th, 10 AM – 12 PM EST)
(ALON BEN-MEIR, HAKAN YESILOVA, KATRINA LANTOS SWEET, BULENT KENES, JOCELYNE CESARI, CENGIZ AKTAR)

Power, Political Violence and Violations of Minority Rights (December 10th, 1 PM – 3 PM EST)
(KERIM BALCI, MICHAEL RUBIN, MEHMET EFE CAMAN, BARBAROS SANSAL, CRAIG SHAGIN, SUMEYYA AVCI)

Women’s Rights in Turkey (December 10th, 4 PM – 6 PM EST)
(SOPHIA PANDYA, VONYA WOMACK, HILAL AKDENIZ, NATALI AVAZYAN, EREN KESKIN)

Registration Link:

Short Introduction Video:

For more info:

Happy Holidays and all the best to you in the year to come!

Sincerely,