Close Saray Institution sign now

Dear Mr. Miliband,

As Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs you recently visited Turkey and pledged to support them in their application for EU membership. The success of their application is partly conditional on them improving their record on human rights.

In 2005, Mental Disability Rights International (MDRI) described conditions in Turkeys institutions for special-needs children as tantamount to torture. The Turkish government pledged immediate action.

A recent undercover investigation by British journalist Chris Rogers and HRH the Duchess of York revealed that little has improved. Conditions for children in these institutions are medieval.

At the Saray Institution in the Ankara over 700 children and young adults are confined in brutal, degrading and cruel circumstances. Tied to beds or left to wander with their hands bound behind their backs; disabled teens left lying in their own waste; infants fed whilst lying down, causing immeasurable pain to them; babies, toddlers and children spending their days lying behind bars or on the floor; disabled people left in soiled nappies as the facility lacks the funding to adequately supply its needs. No hope of finding families of their own. Imprisoned for life behind its locked doors and barred windows.

Please, instead of lending your wholehearted support to Turkey's European Union ascension, use your position and influence to force them to meet their responsibilites to the children in their care; close Saray and similar institutions; and introduce real and lasting improvements to their state run orphanages.

Sign The Petition

Sign with Facebook
OR

If you already have an account please sign in, otherwise register an account for free then sign the petition filling the fields below.
Email and the password will be your account data, you will be able to sign other petitions after logging in.

Privacy in the search engines? You can use a nickname:

Attention, the email address you supply must be valid in order to validate the signature, otherwise it will be deleted.

I confirm registration and I agree to Usage and Limitations of Services

I confirm that I have read the Privacy Policy

I agree to the Personal Data Processing

Shoutbox

Who signed this petition saw these petitions too:

Sign The Petition

Sign with Facebook
OR

If you already have an account please sign in

Comment

I confirm registration and I agree to Usage and Limitations of Services

I confirm that I have read the Privacy Policy

I agree to the Personal Data Processing

Goal
100 / 1000

Latest Signatures

  • 29 December 2015100. Chris R
    I support this petition
  • 08 September 201599. Laurie M
    So dreadfully sad. Please take action!
  • 06 August 201598. Roy M
    PLEASE HELP THESE POOR ,POOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS
  • 15 July 201597. Tina C
    I support this petition
  • 01 June 201596. Julie G
    I support this petition
  • 11 April 201595. Erica B
    I support this petition
  • 01 April 201594. Lucy S
    It wouldn't be allowed in the EU so they should not be allowed to join till this is addressed
  • 27 March 201593. Margaret W
    I support this petition
  • 24 January 201592. Claire T
    I support this petition
  • 13 January 201591. Mrs Gc
    Mr Milliband, please use you position to bring pressure to bear on the Turkish government to close this institution and others like it.
  • 09 January 201590. Natalie Skgrantl
    I support this petition
  • 29 December 201489. Jenny M
    I support this petition
  • 27 December 201488. Eric S
    i cannot believe you would consider Turkey for EU membership when this vile behaviour is taking place
  • 15 November 201487. Victoria F
    please help these poor little children!
  • 24 August 201486. Christa Coxs
    I support this petition
  • 20 July 201485. Anthony L
    I hope you get more support after the program is broadcast.
  • 16 June 201484. Tammy C
    I support this petition
  • 05 June 201483. Rachael Roberts
    I support this petition
  • 16 May 201482. Jessica W
    I support this petition
  • 09 March 201481. Sam Rodriguez
    I support this petition
  • 15 August 201380. Adam H
    I support this petition
  • 09 August 201379. Rachel D
    I support this petition
  • 05 August 201378. Shelley C
    I support this petition
  • 02 August 201377. Jonathan D
    There is no excuse for this, in this day and age.
  • 22 July 201376. Haley O
    I support this petition
  • 25 June 201375. Claire C
    I am appalled by the state of some institutions.
  • 16 May 201374. Margaret S
    I support this petition

browse all the signatures

Information

Larry FullerBy:
Culture and SocietyIn:
Petition target:
David Miliband, MP

Tags

No tags

Share

Invite friends from your address book

Embed Codes

direct link

link for html

link for forum without title

link for forum with title

Widgets