Turkish teacher, diagnosed with cancer after dismissal over alleged Gülen links, dies

An Adana-based teacher who was removed from her job as part of the Turkish government’s post-coup crackdown targeting alleged members of the Gülen movement...

Turkish ambassador draws ire as she implies Gülen-affiliated schools in Macedonia raise terrorists

Turkish Ambassador to Macedonia Tülin Betül Kara has drawn ire following remarks she made last week that shocked the country about schools linked to...

CHP presidential candidate İnce visits rival Demirtaş in Turkish prison

Turkey's main opposition Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) presidential candidate Muharrem İnce on Wednesday visited pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy and presidential candidate Selahattin...

Over 2 million tweets say T A M A M (ENOUGH) to Turkish President...

Over 2 million people took to Twitter on Tuesday to call time on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, tweeting “T A M A M” (enough) hours...

Jailed journalist Altan: Lawlessness has spread like humidity stains over Turkey

Famous Turkish author and journalist Ahmet Altan, who was jailed in the aftermath of a controversial coup attempt on July 15, 2016, and given an...

Report: 2,000 Turkish Jews have applied for Portuguese citizenship

Some 2,000 Turkish Jews have applied for Portuguese citizenship since Portugal’s government decided to grant nationality through naturalization to the descendants of Sephardic Jews...

Opposition report reveals gross human rights violations in Turkey’s overcrowded prisons

A report drafted by the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) reveals that the prison population in Turkey has increased by 285 percent during...

Turkey issues detention warrants for 2 ministries’ 18 former staff over alleged Gülen links

The Turkish government on Wednesday issued detention warrants for 18 former public servants who worked for two state ministries as part of its massive...

UN: Turkey must lift state of emergency for credible elections to take place

"Protracted restrictions on the human rights to freedom of expression, assembly and association are incompatible with the conduct of a credible electoral process in...

Turkish prosecutor files new charges against 4 Zaman journalists

A prosecutor has filed new charges against four journalists who worked for the Zaman newspaper, which was seized on March 4, 2016 and then...

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Minority and Refugee Rights in Turkey: 2021 in Review

Minorities and refugees in Turkey continued to suffer from rights violations, hate speech and attacks throughout the year. President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and his...

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...

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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

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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...

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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...

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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...