Children of jailed victims express their sorrow with messages on placards

Children of purge victims  of purged victim in Turkey says: I was 14 months old when my dad jailed The children of those, who were...

Greece says Courts independent as Turkey angered by refusal to extradite soldiers

After Turkey expressed anger over a verdict from the Greek Supreme Court on Thursday denying the extradition of eight servicemen who were allegedly involved...

Pro-Erdoğan gang leader threatens opponents over referendum

A pro-Erdogan Turkish gang leader, Sedat Peker, has declared his support for the transition to an executive presidency in Turkey while threatening those who...

PEN delegation not allowed to show solidarity with jailed authors in front of Silivri...

A large delegation of PEN International members was stopped on their way to Silivri Prison on Thursday where they wanted to deliver a message...

Erdogan says Turkey not accountable to CoE, slams PACE

Stockholm (Jan.27, 2017) - Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan slammed the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for attempting to place Turkey...

Journalist Demir Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison Over Her Books

Journalist Arzu Demir has been sentenced for 6 years in prison over her books titled “Dağın Kadın Hali (Womanly State of the Mountain)” and...

Court sentences journalist Coşkun over her report on favoritism for jurists

Journalist Canan Coşkun has been penalized by an Istanbul court to pay a fine in amount of 12,600 TL (3.060 euro) over her report...

Turkey’s top court says no gov’t decrees can be issued on property rights

A recent decision by Turkey’s Constitutional Court said government decrees including those issued during a state of emergency that seize people’s assets are against...

Germany to remove law punishing insult to foreign presidents

After a dispute with Turkey over an alleged insult to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Germany has moved to cancel legislation that calls for punishment...

ECtHR judge: Flood of applications from Turkey could block the court

Işıl Karakaş, a Turkish judge serving at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), said on Thursday that an increased number of applications from...

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Crackdown on the Kurdish Political Movement and Opposition Groups: 2023 in Review

The Turkish government’s persecution of the Kurdish political movement and pressures on other opposition groups persisted throughout 2023, a year in which Turkey held...

Turkey’s Crackdown on the Gülen Movement: 2023 in Review

The Gülen movement is a worldwide civic initiative rooted in the spiritual and humanistic tradition of Islam and inspired by the ideas of Fethullah...

Minority and Refugee Rights: 2023 in Review

Minority groups in Turkey suffered discrimination, hate speech and assaults, while a climate of impunity emboldened the offenders. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, his far-right ally...

Press Freedom in Turkey: 2023 in Review

The Turkish government continued to enjoy almost full control over the traditional media in 2023, with most mainstream outlets run by people and businesses...

Torture, Inhuman Treatment and Conditions in Turkish Prisons: 2023 in Review

Turkey has experienced a marked resurgence of torture and ill-treatment in custody over the past seven years and especially since a coup attempt on...

Crackdown on Human Rights Defenders in Turkey: 2023 in Review

The situation of human rights defenders in Turkey has significantly deteriorated since a coup attempt in July 2016, with the HRDs subjected to judicial...

Turkey’s Transnational Repression: 2023 in Review

Since a coup attempt in July 2016, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s long arm has reached tens of thousands of Turkish citizens abroad. From...

Human Rights Violations and Negligence: Feb. 2023 Earthquakes

On February 6, magnitude 7.8 and 7.5 earthquakes affected 11 provinces in Turkey’s south and southeast, killing more than 50,000 people and leaving millions homeless. The devastating...