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MP claims Turkish military installed scanners, is strip-searching inhabitants of Kurdish village

The Turkish military has set up X-ray scanners at the entrance of a Kurdish-majority village in southeast Turkey and has allegedly been strip-searching incoming...

Turkey detains 47 people on alleged Gülen links

Turkish police on Thursday detained 47 people for alleged links to the Gülen movement, a faith-based group accused by the government of “terrorist activities.” Carried...

Top court rules rejection of environmental activist’s lawsuit against mining project violated his rights

The Turkish Constitutional Court has ruled that the rejection of an environmental activist’s lawsuit against a mining project in Erzincan, where a recent landslide...

3 journalists released after 3 days in police custody in eastern Turkey

Three journalists who were detained in the eastern province of Van following raids on their houses earlier this week have been released from detention,...

MP claims Turkish military installed scanners, is strip-searching inhabitants of Kurdish village

The Turkish military has set up X-ray scanners at the entrance of a Kurdish-majority village in southeast Turkey and has allegedly been strip-searching incoming...

Turkey detains 47 people on alleged Gülen links

Turkish police on Thursday detained 47 people for alleged links to the Gülen movement, a faith-based group accused by the government of “terrorist activities.” Carried...

Top court rules rejection of environmental activist’s lawsuit against mining project violated his rights

The Turkish Constitutional Court has ruled that the rejection of an environmental activist’s lawsuit against a mining project in Erzincan, where a recent landslide...

3 journalists released after 3 days in police custody in eastern Turkey

Three journalists who were detained in the eastern province of Van following raids on their houses earlier this week have been released from detention,...

Policeman sentenced to 30 months in prison for 2014 killing of man at İstanbul...

A Turkish court that retried a police officer for the 2014 murder of a man at an Alevi house of worship in İstanbul has...

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Crackdown on the Kurdish Political Movement and Opposition Groups: 2023 in Review

The Turkish government’s persecution of the Kurdish political movement and pressures on other opposition groups persisted throughout 2023, a year in which Turkey held...

Turkey’s Crackdown on the Gülen Movement: 2023 in Review

The Gülen movement is a worldwide civic initiative rooted in the spiritual and humanistic tradition of Islam and inspired by the ideas of Fethullah...

Minority and Refugee Rights: 2023 in Review

Minority groups in Turkey suffered discrimination, hate speech and assaults, while a climate of impunity emboldened the offenders. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, his far-right ally...

Press Freedom in Turkey: 2023 in Review

The Turkish government continued to enjoy almost full control over the traditional media in 2023, with most mainstream outlets run by people and businesses...

Torture, Inhuman Treatment and Conditions in Turkish Prisons: 2023 in Review

Turkey has experienced a marked resurgence of torture and ill-treatment in custody over the past seven years and especially since a coup attempt on...

Crackdown on Human Rights Defenders in Turkey: 2023 in Review

The situation of human rights defenders in Turkey has significantly deteriorated since a coup attempt in July 2016, with the HRDs subjected to judicial...

Turkey’s Transnational Repression: 2023 in Review

Since a coup attempt in July 2016, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s long arm has reached tens of thousands of Turkish citizens abroad. From...

Human Rights Violations and Negligence: Feb. 2023 Earthquakes

On February 6, magnitude 7.8 and 7.5 earthquakes affected 11 provinces in Turkey’s south and southeast, killing more than 50,000 people and leaving millions homeless. The devastating...

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