Turkey does not investigate or prosecute journalistic activities: diplomatic response to UN

In its official response to a joint UN letter on the retrial of the country’s Reporters Without Borders (RSF) representative and journalist Erol Önderoğlu, the Turkish...

Turkey marked highest number of threats and attacks against women journalists in first quarter...

Turkey marked the highest number of threats and attacks against female journalists in the world in the first quarter of 2021, according to a...

Bar association challenges controversial police regulation at top court

The Ankara Bar Association has taken to court a controversial regulation issued by the country’s Security General Directorate last week ordering police officers to...

Police raid mosque to disperse members of anti-gov’t religious group in SE Turkey

Turkish police on Monday raided a mosque in the southeastern province of Gaziantep and detained eight followers of an anti-government religious group who wanted...

Human Rights Association demands Turkish authorities immediately release sick, elderly woman from prison

The Human Rights Association (İHD) said in a statement from their YouTube channel that an imprisoned elderly woman, 75-year-old Fatma Güler, should be immediately...

Police officer jailed over Gülen links dies of cancer after belated release from prison

Abdulvahit Tunçay, a former police officer who was fired in the aftermath of a coup attempt in Turkey in 2016 and was subsequently jailed,...

SCF releases report on COVID-19 in Turkish prisons and discrimination against political prisoners

Press Release The Stockholm Center for Freedom (SCF) today released its latest report, “Left Behind to Die: COVID-19 in Turkish Prisons and Discrimination Against Political...

Elderly man with severe health problems found ‘fit to remain in prison’ by hospital

An ailing 83-year-old man in southeastern Diyarbakır Prison has been given a medical report saying he is fit to remain in prison despite a...

300 inmates contract COVID-19 in northwestern Turkey as cases soar nationwide

As COVID-19 cases reach a daily average of 35,000 in Turkey, the virus is quickly spreading in prisons, and 300 inmates have allegedly contracted...

Daughter of abducted former bureaucrat petitions ECtHR for missing father

Nursena Küçüközyiğit, the daughter of a former Turkish bureaucrat who has been missing since late last year, has filed an application at the European...

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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...

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,...