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How can we organize a protest meeting in Turkey?

Thursday, June 17, 2010 @ 10:06 AM
Author: admin

According to the Meeting and Protest Act (Reference Number 2911) Article 3, “anyone can organize a demonstration and protest meeting for the purposes which the law does not count as an offence”. However the second paragraph added to the act on 03/08/2002 and it states that “foreigners can organize a demonstration and protest meeting with Home Office’s permission, also foreigners can carry pictures ,bandanas and any other demonstration means in demonstration on condition that the local governor should be notified written 48 hours before the event.

Expressing your thoughts is not an offence; please remember the freedom of speech; however we should follow the rules. As a foreigner, you can organize a protest meeting or demonstration as long as you follow the rules, and get necessary permissions from the Home Office.

There will be a regulatory board consisting of 7 people. One of them should be a chairman. They need to prepare a written notification for the local governor stating the purpose and place and time of the demonstration. This notification should be given 48 hours before the demonstration with the additional documents such as criminal records of the people who is in the regulatory board.