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Gov’t major obstacle to exercise of artistic freedom in Turkey: report

Justice and Development Party (AKP) government authorities continued to be a major obstacle to the exercise of artistic freedoms in Turkey in 2020, responsible...

Purged police officer dies in workplace accident at quarry in NE Turkey

Kani Enön, a former police officer who was fired by an emergency decree as part of Turkey’s post-coup purge of state institutions, died last...

Journalist prosecuted for reporting on intel officer’s death in Libya awarded damages

The Turkish government has been ordered to pay TL 25,000 ($1,350) in damages to a journalist who was jailed for more than three months...
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Political prisoners in İzmir’s Şakran Prison write joint letter complaining of increasing pressure and...

Inmates in Izmir’s Şakran Prison in a joint letter directed to the public said there was increasing pressure and mistreatment of political prisoners in...

Turkish filmmakers express solidarity with ‘Iranian sisters’ demanding freedom

Female filmmakers in Turkey have released a video in which they express solidarity with Iranian women rising up to demand freedom as they protest...

Turkish pollster attacked in front of daughter at playground in Antalya

Kemal Özkiraz, president of the Eurasia Public Research Center (AKAM), was hit in the head by an assailant while with his young daughter at...

Journalist prosecuted for reporting on intel officer’s death in Libya awarded damages

The Turkish government has been ordered to pay TL 25,000 ($1,350) in damages to a journalist who was jailed for more than three months...

Conscript convicted on coup charges says he’s a victim of great injustice

Abdulillah Sarıtaş, a former conscript in the Turkish military who was convicted of involvement in a July 2016 coup attempt, said in a letter...

Inmates in Çorum’s minimum security prison not allowed to take university courses despite regulations

Inmates in a minimum security prison in central Turkey's Çorum province said they weren't allowed to attend university courses although they have the right...

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Turkey’s Transnational Repression: Abuse of asset freezing mechanisms under the pretext of prevention of...

The Stockholm Center for Freedom (SCF) on Friday released its latest report, “Turkey's Transnational Repression: Abuse of asset freezing mechanisms under the pretext of...

Rule of Law(lessness) in Erdoğan’s Turkey

Download PDF This report focuses on how the criminal prosecutions and trials conducted on charges of terrorism since a coup attempt in Turkey in 2016...

Human rights in Turkey: 2021 in review

Download PDF   This report highlights the most important developments in the area of human rights in Turkey during the year 2021. Increasing pressure on the...
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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...

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