The Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (IPHRC) strongly condemns the failed coup d’état attempt to destabilize the democratically elected government of the Republic of Turkey and resultant loss of civilian lives and damage to public property. Protection of constitutional legitimacy and promotion of good governance, democracy, human rights, fundamental freedoms and the rule of law are the core principles of OIC Charter that needs to be fully respected by all OIC States.
The Commission also hails the valiant efforts of the people of Turkey who fought for their democratic rights and immediately restored the constitutional order with unity and fraternity. While reaffirming its unwavering support to the principles of democracy, freedom, respect for human rights and rule of law at all costs and at any time, IPHRC calls for immediate restoration of public order and unity across all sections of society to respect the will of people, safeguard basic human rights and counter threats of obscurantism and terrorism.
The Commission is confident that the Government of Turkey, in keeping with its known high standards of human rights, will take all measures necessary to ensure that the country returns to normalcy and the public order is restored in the shortest possible time. In this regards, IPHRC extends its best wishes to the Government of Turkey in its ongoing efforts.