15,834 Turkish nationals sought asylum in Europe last year: EASO

A total of 15,834 Turkish nationals sought international protection in EU member states, Norway and Switzerland in 2020, according to an analysis released by...

183 members of Congress call on US government to address human rights abuses in...

A bipartisan group of 183 US lawmakers sent a letter on February 26 to Secretary of State Antony Blinken calling on the United States government to...

AKP politician under fire again for claiming Gülen-linked women conceive in conjugal rooms

Özlem Zengin, a senior official from Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), has come under fire once again due to remarks claiming that...

19,653 Turkish citizens have fled to Greece since coup attempt in 2016: report

A total of 19,653 Turkish citizens have fled to neighboring Greece since a coup attempt on July 15, 2016, according to a report by the...

3 int’l rights groups call on CoE to take action against Turkey due to...

Three international rights groups have called on the Council of Europe to start infringement proceedings against Turkey over the country’s failure to release prominent...

Former Turkish police chief jailed after 2013 investigation given limited water in prison

Former Turkish police chief Ömer Köse, who has been imprisoned since 2014 due to his role in December 2013 graft probes that implicated high-level...

Rights activists, opposition politicians criticize conditions of Turkish juvenile detention centers

Conditions in Turkey's juvenile detention centers are dismal and rife with ill-treatment, violence and torture, according to human rights activists and opposition politicians who...

Amnesty launches campaign calling on Turkish authorities to release Boğaziçi protestors

Amnesty International issued an urgent call for action on Friday for the release of protestors including nine people who are in pre-trial detention and...

Female student subjected to unlawful strip-search files complaint amid government’s persistent denial

A female student who was subjected to an unlawful strip-search in detention has filed a complaint with the prosecutor’s office after top government officials...

286 detained over alleged Gülen links in a week

Turkish authorities have detained of a total of 286 suspects in a week, part of a relentless witch-hunt against the Gülen movement, according to...

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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...

Erdogan’s Long Arm: The Case of Senegal

Download PDF Turkey has expanded its witch hunt against critics to the West African nation of Senegal, specifically targeting members of the Gülen movement, using...

Clampdown on foreign journalists in Turkey

Download PDF   Turkey, the most notorious country in the world in terms of jailing journalists, with 237 currently behind bars, has also come after foreign...

Free Thought under Siege in Turkey: the Crackdown on Education

Download PDF   - Crackdown on education sector in Turkey victimized nearly 100,000 teachers and academics The crackdown on critical thinking in Turkey with an unprecedented witch...

‘Erdoğan’s Long Arm: The Case of Sweden’

Download PDF   Turkey has expanded its witch hunt against critics to Sweden, using government institutions, affiliated NGOs and operatives, a report released by the Stockholm Center...

Kurdish political movement under crackdown in Turkey: The case of the HDP

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...

Erdoğan’s Long Arm: The Case Of Norway

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...

Turkey Cracks Down On Health Care Professionals

Download PDF - New research shows Turkey’s purge destroyed lives of 21,000 health care workers More than 21,000 health care professionals including doctors, nurses, medical professors,...

Tortured to Death: Holding Gökhan Açıkkollu’s Killers To Account

Download PDF - A new report uncovers a murder of detained teacher in Turkey due to torture Deaths in detentions and prisons due to torture, abuse...

Abuse Of The Interpol System By Turkey

Download PDF - Turkey weaponised Interpol system to persecute critics, new study exposes The Turkish government’s blatant abuse of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) to...