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Turkish awareness on human rights increases

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.

Of the poll participants in 2007, 36 percent said they knew the declaration, while this ratio increased to almost 38 percent in 2009. The poll was conducted by TNS Piar company for the organization under the framework of the 60th Year project, which was initiated in 2007 for the 60th anniversary of the human rights declaration. The aim of the poll was to increase awareness about human rights and familiarity with the declaration.

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.
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