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Turkish prison administration restricts HDP candidate Demirtaş’s access to newspapers

The administration of Edirne Prison initially refused to give jailed politician and Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) presidential candidate Selahattin Demirtaş a newspaper in which...

Pro-gov’t columnist: Erdoğan wouldn’t hold an election he would lose

Murat Akan, a columnist for the pro-government Diriliş Postası daily, said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will not allow an election to be held...

Turkish court sentences 13 lawyers to 1 to 10 years in jail

A Turkish court in Samsun province gave sentences to 13 lawyers in varying lengths of prison terms over their alleged links to the Gülen...

Turkish gov’t puts seized Zaman daily’s printing presses up for sale

Printing presses that once produced daily copies of the Zaman newspaper and its affiliates have been put up for sale by the state-run Savings Deposit...

Turkish court jails human rights activist over critical social media posts

A Turkish court has put Rozerin Zeri, a human rights activist of Armenian origin, in pretrial detention due to her social media posts deemed...

COMMENTARY — Erdoğan and his cronies seize the wealth of critics in Turkey

By Abdullah Bozkurt The unlawful seizure of assets of companies worth tens of billions of dollars and the confiscation of the wealth of critics of...

Germany discusses ‘the long arm of Turkey’s Erdoğan’ in the country

A debate over a meeting between Turkish-German football players Mesut Özil and İlkay Gündoğan and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is continuing in Germany. According...

Turkey’s ex-President Gül would be branded as ‘Gülenist,’ jailed, if he had joined opposition

Turkey's former President Abdullah Gül would have been labeled as a follower of the Gülen movement and subsequently jailed if he had joined the...

Minister says Wikipedia ban to remain as long as it shows Turkey supporting ISIL

Turkish Transportation Minister Ahmet Arslan has said a ban on online encyclopedia Wikipedia will remain in place in Turkey as long as it does...

Turkish pro-Erdoğan columnist: The world has a Jewish problem

In reaction to the killing of dozens of Palestinians by Israeli security forces on Monday, Yusuf Kaplan, a pro-Erdoğan columnist, said “the world has...

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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,...

Tortured to Death: Holding Gökhan Açıkkollu’s Killers To Account

Download PDF - A new report uncovers a murder of detained teacher in Turkey due to torture Deaths in detentions and prisons due to torture, abuse...

Abuse Of The Interpol System By Turkey

Download PDF - Turkey weaponised Interpol system to persecute critics, new study exposes The Turkish government’s blatant abuse of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) to...

Erdoğan’s Rule by Royal Decree: Turkey’s Contempt for The Rule of Law

Download PDF - New research decodes how Turkey brands law abiding & peaceful people as terrorists The authoritarian government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s open contempt...

Hate Speech Against Christians in Erdoğan’s Turkey

Download PDF - Erdoğan’s hatred fans anti-Christian campaign in Turkey, new study reveals The hatred towards Christian minority groups in Turkey and xenophobic euphoria against Christians...

More Turks Report Anxiety, Stress and depression Under Erdogan’s Rule

Download PDF - More Turks report stress, depression and anxiety in Erdogan’s Turkey The escalating crackdown on fundamental rights and freedoms in an increasingly repressive regime...

15 July Erdogan’s Coup

Download PDF - One year on, new research uncovers Turkey’s coup bid staged by Erdoğan himself Stockholm Center for Freedom (SCF) has published an updated version...