Mayor of Turkey’s capital city prays Harvey and Irma hurricanes continue in US

Ankara Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Melih Gökçek shared from his Twitter account on Tuesday the level of economic damage caused by Harvey and Irma hurricanes...

Angry nationalist mob threatens to vandalize grave of late Grup Yorum musician

An angry mob of Turkish nationalists late on Sunday arrived at the grave of İbrahim Gökçek, a member of the Grup Yorum band who...

Turkish court hands down 27-year sentence to exiled journalist Dündar

A Turkish court on Wednesday handed down a prison sentence of 27 years, six months to exiled journalist Can Dündar in a trial concerning...

With all efforts on Brunson release, US gov’t is ignoring plight of other Americans...

‘Should I change my religion?’ asks a US-Turkish dual citizen stuck in Turkey, decrying the Trump administration’s sole focus on securing the release of...

Kurdish-speaking Turkish soldier severely beaten by comrades, hospitalised

A soldier was beaten unconscious and put in a coma by two other soldiers he was serving alongside after a campaign of bullying for...

US requires detailed security screening of cargo from Turkey

The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has said it issued a new security directive requiring enhanced screening of cargo from Turkey. According to a Reuters...

8-year-old stripped of ‘Super Dad’ T-shirt by Turkish authorities during visit to jailed father

An 8-year-old boy was stripped of his T-shirt that bore the words ‘Super Dad’ during a visit to his father, under arrest for at...
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Turkey issues detention warrants for 315 more military personnel over alleged Gülen links

The Turkish government issued detention warrants for 315 military officers across Turkey on Friday as part of a massive post-coup witch hunt targeting alleged...

Ankara Governor’s Office bans all demonstrations, public events for a month

The Governor’s Office of Turkey's capital city Ankara has announced that all demonstrations and public events are prohibited for a month in Ankara, the...

Turkey’s enforced disappearances charted in a new report

The Brussels-based NGO Solidarity with OTHERS has published a new report titled “Enforced Disappearances: Turkey’s Open Secret” that maps out enforced disappearances connected to...

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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

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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...