As an unprecedented wave of police repression and violence affects protestors in Turkey, what can you do?
Amnesty International calls on ordinary people worldwide to write directly to the Turkish government, calling for an end to the use of excessive force by police.
As we watch these horrific scenes, we are not powerless. One voice of protest can be ignored, but thousands, and hundreds of thousands cannot.
Please use this electronic form to write to Turkish officials, voicing your concerns. You can use Amnesty International’s model language or use your own, but your letter should be brief, factual, and polite. Urge your friends and family to write letters as well.
Your letters should do the following:
A. Call on the authorities to immediately end the excessive use of force against peaceful protestors
B. Call for them to ensure the right to freedom of expression and assembly
C. Urge them to initiate a prompt, independent and impartial investigation into the excessive use of force and bring to justice law enforcement officials found to have ill-treated demonstrators or other members of the public.
Write to the Turkish government online now!
Please tell friends and family to do the same - every letter counts, and this is an urgent situation