CoE called on to investigate gross rights violations suffered by women due to Ankara’s...

A rights group on International Women’s Day called for an investigation into rights violations suffered by women due to a crackdown by the Turkish...
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Thousands detained or deported at Turkish airports for their social media posts

Thousands of people have been detained or deported at airports by Turkish authorities because of their social media posts, Independent Turkish reported, citing lawyers...

More than 750 former cadets detained in Turkey as they turned 18

More than 750 former military cadets have been detained to date in 2021 over their alleged links to the Gülen movement as they turned...
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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...

80-year-old woman detained for criticizing Erdoğan’s communications director on Twitter

An 80-year-old woman identified only by the initials E.B. was detained in her Istanbul home on Wednesday after criticizing the monthly earnings of Fahrettin...

Turkey objected to participation of Japanese bar association federation and John Jay College at...

The Turkish government filed an objection with the United Nations to the participation of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA) and the John...

Turkish police detain more than 30 during Pride Week activities in İstanbul

Turkish police detained more than 30 people over the weekend during İstanbul's Pride Week activities, Turkish media reported. Local authorities banned a Gay Pride rally...

Pregnant woman sent to prison over Gülen links despite regulations

Huriye Acun, a seven months pregnant former teacher, was arrested in the city of Konya on Wednesday and sent to prison to serve the...

Woman detained over links to Gülen movement after giving birth

A woman was detained less than 24 hours after delivering a baby yesterday for alleged affiliation with the Gülen movement, a faith-based group inspired...

In possible sign of official discrimination, villages are identified as Alevi on Turkish Health...

The Turkish Ministry of Health has allegedly been using a map of northern Tokat province on which Alevi villages appear to be clearly marked,...

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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...