In the aftermath of the failed coup attempt in 2016, the Turkish government arrested, detained, sacked, and tortured hundreds of thousands of innocent people. The government’s heavy-handed persecution has reached the lives of thousands of women, along with their infants and children in many cases.
I am part of a group called Advocates for Silenced Turkey (AST). We are Turkish refugees and Americans who seek to expose the human rights abuses going on in Turkey.
A gathering of about 60 persons highlighted violence in Turkey against women as well as domestic violence internationally and locally. The local chapter of Advocates of Silenced Turkey organized the rally March 6 in Kansas City, Mo.
The Kansas City area contingent of the international Advocates of Silenced Turkey will hold their first rally Saturday, March 6, from 3 to 4 pm, at Mill Creek Park (47th & Main) on the Plaza in Kansas City, Mo.