Turkey

Peoples Under Threat Ranking:
#29
4

Communities at risk

Kurds, Alevis, Roma, Armenians and other Christians

Summary

A failed coup in Turkey in July 2016 was followed by a nationwide mass programme of dismissal and arrest of tens of thousands of public officials. Those detained included not just those implicated in the plot but many judges, teachers, journalists and NGO staff. The silencing of dissent is a general feature of President Erdoğan’s increasingly authoritarian grip on the country, but is… Read more »

Peoples Under Threat Data

2017 Data Peoples under Threat value
Self-determination conflicts5
Major armed conflict2
Prior genocide / politicideNo data
Flight of refugees and IDPs0.0009
Legacy of vengeance - group grievance9.5
Rise of factionalized elites7.6
Voice and Accountability-0.374
Political Stability-1.276
Rule of Law-0.06
OECD country risk classification4
TOTAL12.07

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

A failed coup in Turkey in July 2016 was followed by a nationwide mass programme of dismissal and arrest of tens of thousands of public officials. Those detained included not just those implicated in the plot but many judges, teachers, journalists and NGO staff. The silencing of dissent is a general feature of President Erdoğan’s increasingly authoritarian grip on the country, but is particularly dangerous in the context of the ongoing military operations in south-east Turkey targeted at the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Alleged violations include extrajudicial executions, demolitions of civilian homes and villages, and mass displacement. The urgent request of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) for ‘effective and unfettered access’ continues to be denied.