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Top court annuls life sentences given to 37 military cadets on coup charges

Turkey’s Supreme Court of Appeals has annulled life sentences handed down to 37 military cadets on charges of attempting to destroy the constitutional order...

Engineer jailed over Gülen links dies of cancer after belated release from prison

Industrial engineer Abdülazim Özdemir, 49, who was diagnosed with liver cancer during his 24-month incarceration on terrorism charges, died on Friday in Ankara, the...

Turkey failed to implement most anti-corruption recommendations: 2020 report

A report recently released by the Council of Europe’s anti-corruption group, the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO), has revealed that Turkey had failed...

Turkish authorities unlawfully arrest pregnant woman on alleged Gülen links

Emel Top Bayraktar, 29, a research assistant at Bingöl University in eastern Turkey, has been arrested for alleged links to the Gülen movement, despite...

French national tortured by fellow inmates in Turkish prison due to sexual orientation

Fabien Azoulay, a gay and Jewish French national who is serving 16 years, eight months in a Turkish prison for buying drugs online, was...

Turkish prosecutors ordered detention of 144 people over alleged Gülen links in a week

Turkish prosecutors have over the past week ordered the detention of 144 people including active duty military and police officers due to alleged links...

Remains of 261 alleged members of PKK buried next to sewage line, not returned...

The remains of 261 alleged members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) that were removed from Garzan Cemetery in Bitlis province in December...

Turkish Supreme Court of Appeals judge-rapporteur slammed for sexist legal guide

A judge-rapporteur from Turkey’s Supreme Court of Appeals has been slammed for sexist remarks in his newly published book, titled "A Public Prosecutor’s Duty...

Turkish Parliament receives proceedings against 10 opposition lawmakers

The Turkish Parliament on Wednesday received summaries of proceedings to remove the parliamentary immunity of 10 opposition lawmakers including the leader of Turkey’s main...

Suspicious soldier deaths during military service not investigated in Turkey

The deaths of soldiers under suspicious circumstances during their compulsory military service are not normally investigated in Turkey, where at least 10 soldiers have...

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Turkey’s Judicial Council: Guarantor or Annihilator of Judicial Independence

Download PDF   This report focuses on Turkey’s top judicial administrative body (HSK, previously HSYK) and the country’s judicial architecture. It provides an assessment of the...

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Download PDF   This report highlights the most important developments in the area of human rights in Turkey during the year 2020. Rising pressure on the...

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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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‘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...

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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...