ISTANBUL - Turks’ human rights have increased, albeit just slightly, within the last two years as well as their familiarity of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, according to a poll by International Amnesty Turkey.
There were also some more drastic changes about the perception and awareness of human rights. The percentage of people in 2007 who said they had read the declaration was almost 13 percent. But, this ratio increased to 19 percent in 2009. The percentage of people who said they knew that every individual has the right to live, have freedom and security was 56 percent in 2007. In 2009, the amount increased to almost 64 percent.