‘Complete stop’: New Turkish wall confronts fleeing Afghans

Underwear, an empty bottle and fresh footprints betray signs of migrants sneaking around a new wall along the Turkey-Iran border and stirring worries in...

Turkey is no longer a country governed by the rule of law, says a...

In a new report unveiled today as part of continuing series that focus on human rights violations and arbitrariness in the application of the...

Civil servant fired in post-coup purge not reinstated despite acquittal of all charges

A former civil servant who was summarily dismissed from his job with a government decree after a coup attempt in Turkey on July 15,...

Majority of complaints at ECtHR against Turkey concern July 15 coup attempt: report

Most of the applications filed with the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) against Turkey are related to rights violations that allegedly occurred during...

Wife of missing educator launches ‘justice watch’ in Bishkek

The wife of a Turkish-Kyrgyz educator feared to have been abducted by Turkish intelligence began a “justice watch” in front of the Kyrgyz presidential...

Kurdish politicians go on trial in Turkey over 2014 Kobani protests

More than 100 people linked to a pro-Kurdish party went on trial Monday in Ankara for their alleged involvement in violent protests in 2014,...

Rights activists, opposition politicians criticize conditions of Turkish juvenile detention centers

Conditions in Turkey's juvenile detention centers are dismal and rife with ill-treatment, violence and torture, according to human rights activists and opposition politicians who...

Counterterrorism measures increasingly diverging from human rights standards, UN special rapporteur warns

Efforts to improve counterterrorism measures around the world are damaging human rights and the rule of law, a UN expert told the UN General...

Syrian refugees prepare to reopen shops in Ankara neighborhood shaken by violent protests

Syrian shop owners in Ankara’s Altındağ district are preparing to reopen their shops on Friday following violent protests and looting that shook the neighborhood...
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Iranian activist facing deportation from Turkey fears torture and death penalty

Iranian citizen Maryam Shariatmadari, who went to Turkey on a tourist visa after receiving a prison sentence in Iran for protesting, was detained by...

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New report sheds light on how Erdogan gov’t weaponizes mechanisms to prevent terrorist financing...

The Stockholm Center for Freedom (SCF) on Friday released its latest report, “Turkey's Transnational Repression: Abuse of asset freezing mechanisms under the pretext of...

Rule of Law(lessness) in Erdoğan’s Turkey

Download PDF This report focuses on how the criminal prosecutions and trials conducted on charges of terrorism since a coup attempt in Turkey in 2016...

Human rights in Turkey: 2021 in review

Download PDF   This report highlights the most important developments in the area of human rights in Turkey during the year 2021. Increasing pressure on the...

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...

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