hüsamettin-uğur

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...
Admiral Mustafa Uğurlu

Turkish admiral summarily dismissed during NATO assignment tells NPR: Maybe I’m not as safe...

Rear Adm. Mustafa Uğurlu, Turkey’s flag officer at NATO’s Allied Command Transformation (ACT) based in Norfolk, Virginia, who was summarily dismissed from the military...

Turkey’s top appeals court overturns prison sentences of privates in 2016 coup case: report

Turkey’s Supreme Court of Appeals has overturned a decision by a lower court sentencing 14 privates to life in prison on charges of involvement...
Bülent Şık

Scholars to Erdoğan: Persecution of Professor Şık shows your disregard for academic freedom and...

In a letter to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Professor Dina Rizk Khoury, president of the US-based Middle East Studies Association (MESA), urged that...

Every night when we go to bed, we think of the possibility of arrest...

“Every night when we go to bed, we think of the possibility that we might be taken in the morning. We all carry the...
Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch: Turkish airstrike in Iraq disregards civilian loss

A Turkish military attack on an armed Iranian group in the Kurdistan region of Iraq in late June failed to take adequate precautions to minimize civilian casualties, Human Rights...
Tortured youth

Police attack crowds gathered to commemorate victims of 2015 ISIS attack

Turkish police attacked protestors gathered in İstanbul, Ankara and the southeastern city of Urfa on Monday to commemorate 33 victims of an ISIS suicide...

Single man with no child dismissed from public service for sending ‘his kids’ to...

Muhammed Zekeriya Özdil, a single man with no child, says according to the Inquiry Commission on the State of Emergency Measures (OHAL Commission) he...
Afyon Police Department

Prosecutor says police chief accused of torture embezzled detainees’ money and valuables

According to a court document dated July 1, 2020, a public prosecutor in the western city of Afyonkarahisar said the former head of the...

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Women’s Rights in Turkey: 2021 in Review

The year 2021 witnessed an increase in rights violations against women in Turkey, with rising numbers of femicide cases and the March 10 withdrawal...

Turkey’s Crackdown on Kurdish Political Movement: 2021 in Review

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

Torture and Inhuman Treatment in Turkey: 2021 in Review

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

Press Freedom in Turkey: 2021 in Review

The Turkish government continued to muzzle the press in 2021 in a variety of ways, including imprisoning journalists and using regulatory authorities to exert...

Turkey’s Transnational Repression: Abduction, Rendition and Forcible Return of Erdoğan Critics

Download PDF   The Stockholm Center for Freedom (SCF) on Thursday released its latest report, “Turkey’s Transnational Repression: Abduction, Rendition and Forcible Return of Erdoğan Critics,”...

Turkey’s Abuse of INTERPOL: How Erdoğan Weaponized the International Criminal Police Organization for Transnational...

Download PDF   This report focuses on how the Turkish government, under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has abused INTERPOL in a number of ways. The Erdoğan government has...

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...

Turkey’s Judicial Council: Guarantor or Annihilator of Judicial Independence

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...

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...