Burak Çopur

Turkey’s intel agency threatens family of Turkish-German academic who criticized Erdoğan

Burak Çopur, a Turkish-German professor of political science at Germany’s Essen University, said in an interview with Ahval on Thursday that his family in...

Council of Europe reaffirms support for Istanbul Convention amid Turkey’s possible withdrawal from treaty

The Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on September 11 released a statement and reaffirmed...
Helicopter

2 Kurdish farmers detained by soldiers pushed out of helicopter, witnesses claim

Two farmers who were detained by soldiers while working on their farm were pushed out of a helicopter on September 11, in the southeastern...

Strip search of women in Turkey used for humiliation, witness testimonies show

The testimony of an increasing number of women detained on terrorism charges shows that Turkish security forces use strip searches unlawfully and systematically in...

Turkey removes signs in Kurdish as racist attacks on Kurds surge: report

The trustee appointed by Ankara to replace the pro-Kurdish mayor of the eastern city of Van has substituted local placename signs in Kurdish with...
Turan Canpolat

Lawyer arrested based on doctored documents has been in prison for 56 months

Turan Canpolat (51), a lawyer who was arrested based on doctored documents on January 30, 2016, has remained in isolation for 56 months, TR...

UN says Turkey’s anti-terror provisions violate international law: report

Turkey’s anti-terror law (No. 3713) does not comply with its international law obligations, and the country’s anti-terror legal framework should be urgently revised, a joint...
Human Rights Watch

Abusive mass arrests of Turkish lawyers damage rule of law: Human Rights Watch

The abusive mass arrest of Turkish lawyers damages the rule of law and blatantly seeks to identify lawyers with the alleged crimes of their...

Turkish-backed Syrian rebels may have carried out torture, rape and looting: UN

Turkey must rein in the rebels it supports in northern Syria who may have carried out kidnappings, torture, rape and looting of civilian property,...

Girl with Down syndrome left with teenage sister after parents detained for helping refugees

A seven-year-old girl with Down syndrome was left to the care of her teenage sister after her parents, Dudu Karataş (42) and Gökay Karataş...

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Download PDF - New report highlights crackdown on Kurdish political movement in Turkey The Kurdish political movement has come under intense pressure from the current government...

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Download PDF - Erdoğan’s long arm reaches to Norway, targeting critics of Turkish government Turkey has escalated its witch hunt persecution on critics to Norway using...

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