The Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon urged Turkish authorities to follow the norms of international law in the sphere of human rights during the state of emergency in the countrythe government declared after the coup attempt.
“The Secretary-General urges the Turkish authorities, consistent with the assurances given, to do their utmost to ensure that the constitutional order and international human rights law are fully respected, in line with Turkey’s international obligations. These include the freedoms of expression, movement and peaceful assembly; independence of the judiciary and of the legal profession; and adherence to due process. This is particularly important in the aftermath of the declaration of the state of emergency and the ongoing widespread arrests, detentions and suspensions,” – said the statement released by the United Nations on 21 July 2026.
The statement also calles Turkey to respect the freedom of speech and the right to freedom of peaceful assembly.
Ban Ki-moon also expresses his hope hope that all procedures under the state of emergency will be carried out in full transparency.