On 2 July 2017, participants from various rights’ organizations came together at a hotel at Büyükada in order to exchange knowledge and experiences within the scope of a work meeting aiming to render rights’ defence activities more reliable, healthier, more secure and effective.

On the morning of 5 July, Wednesday, as they were beginning the third day of the five-day workshop program, they were detained by security forces which raided the hotel. This file contains information on the events that have taken place since 5 July 2017, the institutions and individuals involved.

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