Germany says 136 Turks with diplomatic passports applied for asylum

Germany says it has received 136 asylum requests from Turks holding diplomatic passports since the failed coup attempt on July 15, 2016, according to...

Female judge, academics detained over ByLock use in Hakkari and Erzurum

A female judge, identified with initials N.Ş.D., has been detained in Hakkari province as part of an investigation targeting the Gülen movement, which President...

HDP’s Baydemir takes military blockade and torture in Koruköy to Parliament’s agenda

Pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Şanlıurfa deputy Osman Baydemir talked about developments in Koruköy village of the Nusaybin district of southeastern Mardin province during...

German union claims Turkey asked students to spy on Erdoğan critics

A German education union claimed on Thursday that Turkish diplomats in Germany have been urging students from the diaspora to spy on their teachers...

PACE report lambasts Turkey on severe restrictions to access to a lawyer

A draft report by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) lambasted Turkey on severe restrictions placed on access to lawyers by...

Swedish Left Party’s Sjöstedt on Turkey: This is not the sight of a democracy

Swedish Left Party President Jonas Sjöstedt has said in İstanbul that “It’s worrying that when Turkey is facing a crucial referendum on the political...

Rector says signing peace declaration used as criterion in purge of academics

Professor Mehmet Emin Arat, rector of Marmara University, has said academics who have been dismissed from the university through government decrees were selected according...

EP’s Piri says situation in Turkey worsening as EU expresses concern over measures against...

The situation in Turkey is worsening on every visit, the European Parliament’s (EP) Turkey Rapporteur Kati Piri said during a visit to the critical...

Families of Paris killings’ victims demand to reopen the probe

The families of three Kurdish women who were assassinated in Paris on Jan. 9, 2013, have filed a petition to relaunch the investigation on...

Prosecutor issues detention warrant for 100 over alleged links to Gülen movement

Turkish prosecutors have issued detention warrants for 100 people across 31 provinces who include high-level administrators over alleged links to the faith-based Gülen movement....

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The Year in Review: Crackdown on the Kurdish Political Movement

The Turkish government continued its efforts to criminalize the Kurdish political movement with a view to weakening the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Turkey’s...

The Year in Review: Press Freedom

The Turkish government continued to muzzle the press in 2020 in a variety of ways, including imprisoning journalists, eliminating media outlets, overseeing the purchase...

The Year in Review: Torture and Inhuman Treatment

Turkey has experienced a marked resurgence of torture and ill-treatment in custody over the past five years and especially since a coup attempt on...

The Year in Review: Minority and Refugee Rights

Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and his key ally, leader of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Devlet Bahçeli, continued to use a divisive ultranationalist...

The Year in Review: Women’s Rights

The year 2020 has witnessed an increase in rights violations against women in Turkey, with rising numbers of femicide cases amid discussions of withdrawing...

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...