Lawyer Aytaç Ünsal re-arrested and beaten by police during detention

Aytaç Ünsal, a lawyer who had until recently been on a hunger strike in support of his demand for a fair trial, was detained...

3 political prisoners from same family diagnosed with COVID-19 as cases increase in Turkish...

Three men from the same family who were arrested in Turkey on trumped-up terrorism charges have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in prison, Bold Medya...

Pro-Kurdish deputy says Turkish prisons are becoming scenes of massacre as COVID-19 cases dramatically...

Züleyha Gülüm, a deputy from the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), said Turkish prisons are turning into scenes of massacre as COVID-19 cases in...

Kurdish teenager fatally shot by soldiers in southeast Turkey

Özcan Erbaş, a 16-year-old boy living in a village in southeastern Turkey's Hakkari province, died after being fatally shot by soldiers, the Mesopotamia News...

80-year-old Turkish actress faces 8 years in prison on Erdoğan insult charges: report

An 80-year-old Turkish actress is facing more than eight years in prison on charges of insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for several years...

More than 100 police and military officers detained amid ongoing crackdown on Gülen movement

Turkish police on Tuesday detained 104 former and active duty police and military officers in two separate operations based in the western province of...

183 detained amid ongoing crackdown on Gülen movement

Turkish authorities have ordered the detention of a total of 183 suspects in the last 10 days, part of a relentless witch-hunt against the...

Refugees in Turkey are pushed into ghettoization in absence of integration policies

The majority of Turkish society is resisting accommodating refugees, and migration policies are ineffective in integration, which is pushing refugees into ghettoization and causing...

Prison administration bans Kurdish publications and notebooks

In a letter to pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Gülistan Kılıç Koçyiğit, female inmates at Van’s T-Type Prison complained of unlawful bans on...

Former police officer not released from prison until too late succumbs to cancer

Ümit Gökhasan, a former police superintendent who was not released from prison until his cancer had spread to other parts of his body, has...

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