Turkish spy agency abducted former NATO intel officer, tortured him for days

Operatives from Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MIT) for days tortured a lieutenant colonel who had worked for NATO’s intelligence section and was educated in...

Turkey’s journalists systematically targeted because of their work

Journalists who fled Turkey to escape persecution under the government of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan discussed threats to media freedom in light of what has...

Romanian journalists call for release of imprisoned Turkish colleagues

Romanian journalists and representatives of several NGOs called for the Turkish government to release imprisoned journalists immediately at an event organized in the Romanian...

Press freedom in Turkey: Still far worse than you think!

As we mark World Press Freedom Day on May 3, Turkey remains the worst jailer of journalists in the world.  The crackdown on press freedom...
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Turkey detains 261,000, arrests 91,000 in post-coup crackdown on Gülen followers

Turkey has investigated 559,064 people for alleged links to the faith-based Gülen movement, which is accused of masterminding a 2016 coup attempt despite its...

Turkey gives 2,327 defendants life sentences in 2016 coup-related trials

Turkish courts have thus far concluded 270 trials related to a 2016 coup attempt, handing down 3,838 defendants lengthy prison sentences, including 2,327 life...

AKP gov’t cancelled 3,804 press cards in 5 years

Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) government has cancelled the press cards of 3,804 journalists over the past five years, according to Vice President...

Journalists in exile hold protest in Germany in support of jailed colleagues in Turkey

Journalists who fled a government crackdown in Turkey and took shelter in Germany held a protest over the weekend on the sidelines of a...

Turkey ranks 40th of 41 countries in social justice index

Turkey has been ranked 40th on a list of 41 EU and Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries in a social justice...

Number of inmates in Turkish prisons virtually doubled in last 5 years: report

The number of people in prison per 100,000 of the Turkish population increased from 188 in December 2013 to 323 in December 2018, the...

457 sick inmates in Turkish prisons are in critical condition: rights lawyer

There are 1,333 ailing inmates in Turkish prisons, 457 of whom are in critical condition, according to Turkey’s Human Rights Foundation (İHD), the Cumhuriyet...

Kurdish politician denied medical care for a week despite loss of consciousness

Selahattin Demirtaş, an imprisoned Kurdish politician, temporarily lost consciousness on Nov. 26 after experiencing pain in his chest and trouble breathing but was not...

Turkish gov’t planned a campaign of arrest prior to coup attempt, classified document shows

A review of a confidential Turkish military document reveals how the first group of more than 7,000 people who were taken into custody within...

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