ECtHR president cites insufficient resources as reason for jailed journalists’ cases still pending at...

European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) President Róbert Ragnar Spanó has given the court’s insufficient resources as the reason that the applications from two...

Turkey ranks 3rd globally in requests for content removal from Twitter

Turkey was the third country, after Japan and Russia, that most frequently requested the removal of content from Twitter in the first half of...

Turkish woman says police damaged property, frightened their children during house raid

A women identified only as Semiha tweeted on Tuesday night that police had raided her home to detain her husband, damaging their personal belongings...

Former convict says sick inmates left to die in Van F-type prison

Çetin Çiftçi, a 55-year-old former inmate who was released on January 19, said in an interview that inmates in southeastern Turkey's Van F-type prison...

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...

Detainees subjected to torture in Ankara police custody: report

People who were detained due to alleged links to the Gülen movement were subjected to torture at a police detention center in Ankara, the TR724...

US ‘disappointed’ by arrest of TV journalist in Turkey

The United States on Monday expressed disappointment over the arrest of TV journalist Sedef Kabaş in Turkey over the weekend on charges of insulting the...

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...

Turkish lawyer prosecuted for insulting Turkish president on social media

Turkish authorities have pressed charges against lawyer Efkan Bolaç for insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on social media, the Bianet news website reported. Bolaç...

80-year-old critically ill inmate complains of lack of proper healthcare in prison

Gürbüz Dönmez, an 80-year-old inmate suffering from prostate cancer, said in a letter to Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu that he...

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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...

Torture and Inhuman Treatment in Turkey: 2021 in Review

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

The Turkish government continued to muzzle the press in 2021 in a variety of ways, including imprisoning journalists and using regulatory authorities to exert...

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...