Police detain 28 doctors, nurses and midwives over coup charges

A total of 28 health workers were detained as part of an investigation into the Gülen movement, which the government accuses of masterminding the...

The case of journalist Parıldak: Guilty until proven innocent

A 26-year-old journalist, Ayşenur Parıldak, who was arrested on August 11, 2016, has finally appeared in the court for the first hearing last Thursday....

Erdoğan says naysayers in referendum side with July 15 coup plotters

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said those who will vote against a constitutional reform package which among other things brings an executive presidency in...

Curfew imposed on three districts in Mardin province

The Mardin Governor’s Office on Sunday declared a curfew in three districts of the province as part of fight against terrorism. A statement released by...

Keskin says torture has never been legitimized to this extent

Lawyer and human rights activist Eren Keskin said a state of emergency (OHAL) has been used to cover up all violations in Turkey, saying...

Turkey justifies prosecution of journalists with McCarthy era relic laws

Turkish prosecutor justified the trumped-up terror and coup charges against 29 journalists who have been in prison pending trial since July of last year...

Aided by colleagues, abusive policeman seeks ways to dodge charges

With police brutality already proven to have increased in the recent protests across the country, Ali Genç, an abusive officer who was involved in...

Doğan Media Group fires TV presenter who says ‘no’ to new charter

Turkey’s Doğan Media Group has fired İrfan Değirmenci, a presenter on Kanal D, because he declared on social media that he would vote “no”...

Turkey arrests 9 more teachers over coup charges

Nine teachers who were earlier dismissed from their posts has been arrested as part of an investigation into the Gülen movement. A Kocaeli court ruled...

TURKEYPURGE.COM: 4,464 dismissed, 237 arrested, 669 detained over coup charges in 9 days

A huge cleansing of Turkey’s state and other institutions is continuing as people from all walks of life find themselves hunted down and taken...

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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...

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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...

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