Turkey

Peoples Under Threat Ranking:
#22
7

Communities at risk

Kurds, Alevis, Roma, Armenians and other Christians

Summary

In the context of an ongoing state of emergency following the failed coup in 2016, the government in Turkey continues to suffocate political opposition. More than 110,000 public officials have been summarily dismissed for unspecified links to a failed coup attempt in July 2016, while around 50,000 people, including many journalists, academics and human rights activists, have been arrested on politically motivated grounds.… Read more »

Peoples Under Threat Data

2018 Data Peoples under Threat value
Self-determination conflicts5
Major armed conflict2
Prior genocide / politicideNo data
Flight of refugees and IDPs0.001
Legacy of vengeance - group grievance10
Rise of factionalized elites9.1
Voice and Accountability-0.635
Political Stability-1.998
Rule of Law-0.162
OECD country risk classification4
TOTAL13.488

The overall measure for each country is based on a basket of 10 indicators. The number in each row is drawn from the source for that particular indicator. The sources of data and calculations used are detailed on the Notes to Table page. 

Background

In the context of an ongoing state of emergency following the failed coup in 2016, the government in Turkey continues to suffocate political opposition. More than 110,000 public officials have been summarily dismissed for unspecified links to a failed coup attempt in July 2016, while around 50,000 people, including many journalists, academics and human rights activists, have been arrested on politically motivated grounds. A referendum in April 2017 set the stage for Turkey to adopt a presidential system of governance: a major setback for the rule of law, it further consolidates President Erdoğan’s increasingly authoritarian hold on power. Turkish armed forces repeatedly clashed with Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters, particularly in Diyarbakir governorate, leading to large-scale displacement and hundreds of civilian casualties, particularly affecting the country’s Kurdish community. IS continues to carry out periodic attacks on civilians and security personnel.