Azerbaijani activist Bayram Memmedov found dead in İstanbul

Azerbaijani activist Bayram Memmedov was found dead in İstanbul yesterday after disappearing for three days, Turkish media reported. Friends of Memmedov had reported him missing...

Suicides increase in Turkey amid pandemic and economic downturn

A total of 129 people died by suicide in Turkey in April, eight of whom were minors, according to research by the main opposition...

53.2 pct of Turks are against government’s Uyghur policy

A total of 53.2 percent of Turks don’t support the government’s Uyghur policy and think it hasn’t given an “appropriate response” to the Chinese...

Dismissed academic imprisoned over Gülen links dies of COVID 3 months before release

Halil Şimşek, a dismissed academic arrested over alleged links to the Gülen movement, died in prison on Wednesday of COVID-19, less than three months...

Gendarmerie commander responsible for burning down Kurdish village, killing 9, Turkish court says

Bülent Karaoğlu, a former gendarmerie officer, was responsible for the burning down of the southeastern Turkish village of Altınova (Vartinis) in 1993, which caused...

Syrian refugee critical of police raid on mosque targeting anti-gov’t religious group to be...

Munip Ali, a Syrian refugee who tweeted criticism of a police raid on a mosque targeting followers of an anti-government religious group, will be...

My imprisonment is an act of political vengeance: Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu

 “My imprisonment is the result of authorities taking revenge for my standing up against human rights violations in Turkey,” said Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu, a...

Turkey’s Gendarmerie Command dismisses 223 staff members for alleged Gülen links

Turkey’s Gendarmerie Command yesterday dismissed a total of 223 staff members over alleged links to the Gülen movement as part of what is known...

İstanbul mayor faces probe for ‘disrespecting’ Mehmed the Conqueror

Turkish prosecutors have launched an investigation into İstanbul Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu over allegations that he disrespected Mehmed the Conqueror by clasping his hands behind...

Turkey marked highest number of threats and attacks against women journalists in first quarter...

Turkey marked the highest number of threats and attacks against female journalists in the world in the first quarter of 2021, according to a...

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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...

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