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By David L. Phillips
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

David L. Phillips, Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights, writes in the Huffington Post that the Turkish referendum held on April 16th was marred by extensive electoral fraud and a pervading climate of political fear. 

Phillips recounts the purge of oppositionists, the disenfranchisement of Kurdish voters, the abrupt removal of electoral safeguards, a lack of transparency, and intimidation and threats towards "no" voters.

by David L. Phillips
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

David L. Phillips, Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights, writes in the Huffington Post that the Turkish referendum held on April 16th was marred by extensive electoral fraud and a pervading climate of political fear. 

by David L. Phillips
Friday, April 14, 2017

David L. Phillips, Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights, examines the legitimacy of the Turkish referendum to amend the constitution ahead of the April 16, 2017 vote.

By David L. Phillips
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

David L. Phillips, Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights, writes in the Huffington Post that former New York mayor Rudy W. Giuliani is undermining US interests by defending an Iran sanctions evader Reza Zarrab. 

Phillips discusses the Zarrab's ties to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Turkish efforts to intervene in the case.

Friday, April 7, 2017

David L. Phillips, Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights, testified before members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on April 5, 2017.