219 pregnant women, mothers detained or arrested over Gülen links in 4 years: report

A total of 219 pregnant women and women with children under six years of age were arbitrarily detained or arrested over their suspected links...

UN working group finds detention of individuals with alleged Gülen links arbitrary in 2...

The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) has concluded in two separate cases that the arrest and detention of individuals with alleged...

Uyghurs in Turkey: far from China but close to fear

Uyghurs in Turkey have expressed worries over being extradited and the safety of their families in China, saying they don’t contact them, fearing their...

Photojournalist who captured murder of Kurdish student in 2017 standing trial on terror charges

The first hearing in the trial of photojournalist Abdurrahman Gök, in which he faces 20 years in prison on charges of “membership in a...

Targeted by Erdoğan, Turkey’s LGBT community face ‘tsunami of hate’

Murat has watched for years as LGBT people who face persecution in the Middle East have found refuge in his cosmopolitan neighborhood of İstanbul. Today,...

Swedish journalists call on Erdoğan to release jailed author Ahmet Altan

Sixteen journalists in Sweden including the heads of prominent journalism organizations have called on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to take action for the...

Dismissed Kurdish mayor given lengthy jail sentence on terrorism charges

A Turkish court has handed down a prison sentence of seven years, six months to a former local co-mayor in southeastern Turkey who was...

PEN Turkey bestows women’s rights award on academic attacked by Erdoğan

The PEN Turkey Writers’ Association has granted its annual Duygu Asena Women’s Rights Award to Professor Ayşe Buğra, who was recently targeted by Turkish...

Turkish authorities arrest disabled bomb disposal expert on terrorism conviction

Bilal Konakçı, a bomb disposal expert with the police who lost his hand and was blinded in an explosion, was arrested yesterday after Turkey's...

Top court decision to uphold sentence of rights advocate MP draws global outrage

Politicians, journalists and human rights activists from around the world have reacted on social media against a recent decision by Turkey’s top court to...

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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...

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...

Erdoğan’s Long Arm: The Case Of Norway

Download PDF - Erdoğan’s long arm reaches to Norway, targeting critics of Turkish government Turkey has escalated its witch hunt persecution on critics to Norway using...

Turkey Cracks Down On Health Care Professionals

Download PDF - New research shows Turkey’s purge destroyed lives of 21,000 health care workers More than 21,000 health care professionals including doctors, nurses, medical professors,...

Tortured to Death: Holding Gökhan Açıkkollu’s Killers To Account

Download PDF - A new report uncovers a murder of detained teacher in Turkey due to torture Deaths in detentions and prisons due to torture, abuse...

Abuse Of The Interpol System By Turkey

Download PDF - Turkey weaponised Interpol system to persecute critics, new study exposes The Turkish government’s blatant abuse of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) to...