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Turkey ordered detention of 115 people over alleged Gülen links in a week

Turkish prosecutors have over the past week ordered the detention of 115 people due to alleged links to the Gülen movement, according to local...

Women’s Rights in Turkey: 2021 in Review

The year 2021 witnessed an increase in rights violations against women in Turkey, with rising numbers of femicide cases and the March 10 withdrawal...

Turkish prosecutor seeks 15-year sentence for spouse of former police chief over Gülen links

A Turkish prosecutor is seeking a 15-year sentence for Semra Köse, the wife of former police chief Ömer Köse, who has been imprisoned since...

Former AKP parliamentary candidate elected as member of Turkey’s top court

A former candidate for parliament from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has been elected as a member of Turkey’s Constitutional Court in...

Turkey ordered detention of 115 people over alleged Gülen links in a week

Turkish prosecutors have over the past week ordered the detention of 115 people due to alleged links to the Gülen movement, according to local...

Albanian PM turns down Erdoğan’s request for measures against Gülen followers

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama has rejected a request made by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for measures against followers of the faith-based Gülen...

NGOs urge UN to take urgent action for ailing pro-Kurdish-party politician in prison

Several nongovernmental organizations have urged the United Nations to take “urgent” action for the release of jailed Kurdish politician Aysel Tuğluk, who suffers from...

Turkey’s RTÜK pressures TV stations not to televise famous singer Sezen Aksu’s song referencing...

Turkey's broadcasting watchdog, the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK), has made phone calls to Turkish television stations, pressuring them not to televise a...

Women’s Rights in Turkey: 2021 in Review

The year 2021 witnessed an increase in rights violations against women in Turkey, with rising numbers of femicide cases and the March 10 withdrawal...

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Women’s Rights in Turkey: 2021 in Review

The year 2021 witnessed an increase in rights violations against women in Turkey, with rising numbers of femicide cases and the March 10 withdrawal...

Turkey’s Crackdown on Kurdish Political Movement: 2021 in Review

The Turkish government continued its efforts to criminalize the Kurdish political movement with a view to weakening the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Turkey’s third...

Torture and Inhuman Treatment in Turkey: 2021 in Review

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

Press Freedom in Turkey: 2021 in Review

The Turkish government continued to muzzle the press in 2021 in a variety of ways, including imprisoning journalists and using regulatory authorities to exert...

Turkey’s Transnational Repression: Abduction, Rendition and Forcible Return of Erdoğan Critics

Download PDF   The Stockholm Center for Freedom (SCF) on Thursday released its latest report, “Turkey’s Transnational Repression: Abduction, Rendition and Forcible Return of Erdoğan Critics,”...

Turkey’s Abuse of INTERPOL: How Erdoğan Weaponized the International Criminal Police Organization for Transnational...

Download PDF   This report focuses on how the Turkish government, under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has abused INTERPOL in a number of ways. The Erdoğan government has...

Left Behind to Die: COVID-19 in Turkish Prisons and Discrimination Against Political Prisoners

Download PDF   This report focuses on amendments made to the Law on the Execution of Sentences and Security Measures in order to decrease Turkey’s prison...

Turkey’s Judicial Council: Guarantor or Annihilator of Judicial Independence

Download PDF   This report focuses on Turkey’s top judicial administrative body (HSK, previously HSYK) and the country’s judicial architecture. It provides an assessment of the...

Human rights in Turkey: 2020 in review

Download PDF   This report highlights the most important developments in the area of human rights in Turkey during the year 2020. Rising pressure on the...

Erdogan’s Long Arm: The Case of Senegal

Download PDF Turkey has expanded its witch hunt against critics to the West African nation of Senegal, specifically targeting members of the Gülen movement, using...

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