Teachers working at Gülen schools deported from Liberia

The Liberian government on April 22 summarily deported Turkish and Azeri teachers and their families — 12 people in all — working at a...

Germany summons Turkish ambassador over Kavala’s conviction

Germany on Friday summoned the Turkish ambassador over the jailing of Osman Kavala, a prominent critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Agence France-Presse...

Conviction of Kavala is a blatant disregard for rule of law and judicial independence:...

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has condemned the conviction of prominent businessman and philanthropist Osman Kavala, saying the verdict is a...

Armenian genocide monument in Brussels vandalized by ultranationalist Grey Wolves

An Armenian genocide monument in Brussels was vandalized on Tuesday by the Turkish ultranationalist Grey Wolves. Armenian journalist Aris Nalci shared photographs of the monument,...

EU ‘profoundly regrets’ jailing of Turkish businessman Kavala

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on Tuesday called for the release of Turkish businessman Osman Kavala, saying he “deeply regrets” the life sentence...

US ‘deeply troubled’ by ‘unjust’ conviction of Turkish activist Kavala: State Department

The United States was “deeply troubled” by the conviction Monday of a leading Turkish activist, calling his life sentence on controversial charges of trying...

France condemns life sentence for Turkey’s Kavala

France on Tuesday condemned the life sentence handed by a Turkish court to prominent rights advocate and businessman Osman Kavala, saying his detention violated...

Germany demands immediate release of Turkish activist Kavala

Germany’s foreign minister demanded on Monday that Turkish activist Osman Kavala be “released immediately” after an İstanbul court sentenced the critic of President Recep...

UN cites conviction of Kosovar officials in Turkish intelligence case as progress in the...

The United Nations hailed the court proceedings against Kosovar officials who were involved in the abduction of critics of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan...

Migrant found dead after shooting at Greece-Turkey border: report

A female migrant has been found dead after shooting erupted as she and others tried to cross into Greece from Turkey by boat, Greek...

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

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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...

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