Turkish gov’t systematically denies consular services to critics abroad

The refusal of counselor services to own nationals by Turkish embassies and consulates in a flagrant violation of Turkey’s international commitments as well as...

Bozdağ retaliates by canceling meeting with German minister over arrested journalist row

Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ has reacted against a German decision not to allow him to give a speech arranged for Thursday evening, saying...

COMMENTARY — Turkish government claims one-third of its diplomats are terrorists

By Abdullah Bozkurt The Turkish foreign ministry has branded one third of its diplomats as terrorists by merely an executive decision without any judicial process...

SCF report on the Netherlands decodes Erdoğan’s long arm in Europe

Turkey has escalated its witch hunt persecution on critics to abroad using government institutions, quasi-official parallel structures and front NGOs, a report released by Stockholm...

Germany says 136 Turks with diplomatic passports applied for asylum

Germany says it has received 136 asylum requests from Turks holding diplomatic passports since the failed coup attempt on July 15, 2016, according to...

German union claims Turkey asked students to spy on Erdoğan critics

A German education union claimed on Thursday that Turkish diplomats in Germany have been urging students from the diaspora to spy on their teachers...

Families of Paris killings’ victims demand to reopen the probe

The families of three Kurdish women who were assassinated in Paris on Jan. 9, 2013, have filed a petition to relaunch the investigation on...

DİTİB executive resigns amid Germany’s spying imam investigations

A top executive of the Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DİTİB) resigned on Wednesday amid spying charges against Turkish imams in Germany. The coordinator of...

Nigeria on alert over spying activities of Maarif Foundation and Diyanet imams

Spying scandal that involved Turkish imams and other Turkish state officials who were accused of profiling critics and opponents of Turkey’s president abroad has...

AI’s Vanderlinden: Erdogan abuses coup attempt as opportunity to silence all dissident voices

International human rights organization Amnesty International’s (AI) Turkey Coordinator Jenny Vanderlinden has said that the failed coup on July 15, 2016 has been an...

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The Year in Review: Crackdown on the Kurdish Political Movement

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

The Year in Review: Press Freedom

The Turkish government continued to muzzle the press in 2020 in a variety of ways, including imprisoning journalists, eliminating media outlets, overseeing the purchase...

The Year in Review: Torture and Inhuman Treatment

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

The Year in Review: Minority and Refugee Rights

Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and his key ally, leader of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Devlet Bahçeli, continued to use a divisive ultranationalist...

The Year in Review: Women’s Rights

The year 2020 has witnessed an increase in rights violations against women in Turkey, with rising numbers of femicide cases amid discussions of withdrawing...

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...

Clampdown on foreign journalists in Turkey

Download PDF   Turkey, the most notorious country in the world in terms of jailing journalists, with 237 currently behind bars, has also come after foreign...

Free Thought under Siege in Turkey: the Crackdown on Education

Download PDF   - Crackdown on education sector in Turkey victimized nearly 100,000 teachers and academics The crackdown on critical thinking in Turkey with an unprecedented witch...

‘Erdoğan’s Long Arm: The Case of Sweden’

Download PDF   Turkey has expanded its witch hunt against critics to Sweden, using government institutions, affiliated NGOs and operatives, a report released by the Stockholm Center...

Kurdish political movement under crackdown in Turkey: The case of the HDP

Download PDF - New report highlights crackdown on Kurdish political movement in Turkey The Kurdish political movement has come under intense pressure from the current government...