Who are we?
Solidarity with OTHERS is a non-governmental organization established in Brussels with the aim of defending and promoting human rights in Turkey and elsewhere.
Our team mainly consists of political exiles from Turkey along with European citizens who have joined in as founders, employees or volunteers.
Our name reflects our solid commitment to act in solidarity with anyone who has been subjected to injustice and violations in Turkey; regardless of race, religious beliefs, social affiliation or political views.
We firmly believe that we are only as human as we are able to stand up for the rights and liberties of OTHERS, and not just ourselves.
What do we do?
First and foremost, our work consists of ensuring that rights violations in Turkey do not go unnoticed and unrecorded.
In order to accomplish this, we prepare and release reports, fact sheets and newsletters on major human rights issues, rights violations and developments of concern in Turkey, with a view to informing public opinion.
We also organize or participate in awareness-raising events such as exhibitions, conferences, roundtable discussions and demonstrations in order to highlight human rights violations and to urge authorities to take action to stop them.
Last but not least, we hold contacts with European institutions, particularly the European Parliament and the European Commission, with the aim of supporting the role of human rights in the relations between Brussels and Ankara.