Top court decision to uphold sentence of rights advocate MP draws global outrage

Politicians, journalists and human rights activists from around the world have reacted on social media against a recent decision by Turkey’s top court to...

Elite navy commando who fought against pirates in the Gulf of Aden tortured in...

A sergeant in Turkey’s special naval unit who fought against pirates in the Gulf of Aden was subjected to brutal torture by a team...

Political prisoner in need of urgent treatment waiting in quarantine cell

Ali Öztürk, 48, who was imprisoned on trumped-up terrorism charges, has been waiting for a week to be taken to a hospital for an...

Vaccine rollout in Turkish prisons begins amid criticism

Turkey’s justice ministry announced in a statement on Thursday that the coronavirus vaccine rollout in prisons had commenced amid criticism of the inability of...

AKP deputy Özlem Zengin says women reporting unlawful strip-searches are disreputable and immoral

Özlem Zengin, a deputy from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), described women who had revealed their experiences of unlawful prison strip-searches as...

16 detained for ByLock use, Bank Asya transactions

Turkish police on Friday detained 16 people as part of an operation targeting alleged members of the Gülen movement due to their use of...

Appeals court upholds prison sentence handed down to human rights defender and opposition MP...

Turkey’s Supreme Court of Appeals ruled on Friday to uphold a two-and-a-half-year sentence handed down to human rights defender and Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP)...

Ankara police accused of abducting 3 university students in broad daylight

Ankara police have been accused of abducting three university students today and abandoning them in distant parts of the city after threatening and beating...

Enforced disappearances worryingly common in Turkey, say human rights activists

Enforced disappearances are becoming worryingly common in Turkey, and most disappearances are not effectively investigated by prosecutors, said an international group of human rights...

HRW calls on Turkey to release Boğaziçi protestors and respect freedom of assembly

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on the Turkish government to release people who were detained in protests against the appointment of a pro-government...

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