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Yusuf’s autism has worsened significantly since his father was imprisoned a year ago

The condition of Yusuf Halis Çetin, who was diagnosed with autism at the age of three, has significantly worsened since his father was imprisoned...

Human rights activist and former teacher arrested for protesting human rights violations

Acun Karadağ, a human rights activist and a former teacher who was dismissed from her job by an emergency decree-law as part of a...

Doctor bearing witness to torture in Turkish mass detention center: I kept hearing awful...

A medical doctor who was assigned to conduct physical examinations in a gymnasium-turned-mass detention center following a failed coup in Turkey in 2016 spoke...

Doctor bears witness to torture in Turkish mass detention center: Rape with police truncheon...

A medical doctor who was assigned to conduct physical examinations in a gymnasium-turned-mass detention center following a failed coup in Turkey in 2016 spoke...

Turkish police adopt ISIS-like torture tactics, see women and girls as sex slaves: report

The terrible accounts of the torture of people in police custody at an unofficial detention site in Turkey, related by multiple victims in court...

HDP deputy to Turkish government: How can ISIS bring Yazidi slaves to Ankara?

In a parliamentary question to Vice President Fuat Oktay, pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Feleknas Uca questioned how the Islamic State in Iraq...

Council of Europe’s CPT confirms continued ill-treatment and torture in Turkey

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) confirmed in two reports published on...

Prison inmate with advanced Parkinson’s has served his time but is not released

Turkish authorities have failed to release a political prisoner with advanced Parkinson’s disease who has completed his mandatory time in prison, the Bold Medya...
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Former Supreme Court of Appeals judge tortured and mistreated in prison

Nalan Dilara Uğur, daughter of former Supreme Court of Appeals judge Hüsamettin Uğur, has claimed in a series of tweets that her father was...
Haluk Kirci

Convicted perpetrator of ‘Bahçelievler massacre’ appears on national TV, defends his crimes

Haluk Kırcı, the convicted murderer of seven university students in what is known as the “Bahçelievler massacre,” defended his crimes in an interview aired...

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