Suspicious Deaths And Suicides In Turkey – Updated List (As of May 20, 2017)
There has been an increase in the number of suspicious deaths in Turkey, most in Turkish jails and detention centers where a torture and ill-treatment is being practiced. In most cases, authorities concluded these as suicides without any effective, independent investigation. The suspicious death has also taken place beyond the prison walls amid psychological pressure and threats of imminent imprisonment and torture, sometimes following the release of suspects or just before the detention.
SCF believes the true number of deaths under the extended emergency rule since July 2016 in Turkey is still unknown. Moreover, it remains highly concerned over reports that the government runs secret and unofficial holding centers for some who were abducted with a total disregard to a due process.
SCF has compiled cases of suspicious death and suicides in Turkey in the following list in a searchable database format. It also issued a comprehensive report on their cases in March report, which can be accessed from here (http://stockholmcf.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Suspicious-Deaths-And-Suicides-In-Turkey_22.03.2017.pdf)