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Turkey orders hundreds of detentions over alleged Gülen links in less than a week

Turkish authorities have ordered the detention of 256 people in the last five days due to alleged links to the Gülen movement, according to...

Opposition MP returns to parliament four months after expulsion

A lawmaker from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) returned to his seat in the Turkish Parliament on Friday, four months after he was...

Top court rejects CHP petition seeking cancelation of parole law that excludes political prisoners

Turkey’s Constitutional Court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) for a stay of execution of a parole...

Erdoğan’s one-man rule: Turkey since failed 2016 coup

A failed coup against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan five years ago Thursday unleashed a sweeping crackdown that reshaped the strategic NATO member’s political...

New bill extending state of emergency rules passes parliamentary committee

A new bill extending state of emergency rules for three years was approved by the Turkish Parliament’s Planning and Budget Committee on Tuesday, the...

Mother with 13-month-old detained in İstanbul over Gülen links

Elif Çadırcı, a mathematics teacher and mother of 13-month-old Melek Gül, was detained on Friday over alleged links to the Gülen movement and sent...

Ex-AKP member hints at Erdoğan family role in alleged arming of civilians

A former member of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has said it’s likely President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his son-in-law and former...

Turkish parliament passes amendment making prosecution of child abusers difficult

An amendment to the Code on Criminal Procedure which stipulates that instead of taking victim testimony, tangible evidence will be required in child abuse...

Turkey issued detention warrants for 84 people over alleged Gülen links in a week

Turkish authorities have over the past week ordered the detention of 84 people including lawyers, teachers, active duty and dismissed police officers and former...

Gunman gets suspended sentence for 2016 attack on journalist

A Turkish court has given a suspended jail sentence of three years to a man who attacked opposition journalist Can Dündar in front of...

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Download PDF   This report focuses on amendments made to the Law on the Execution of Sentences and Security Measures in order to decrease Turkey’s prison...

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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...

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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...

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...

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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 - New report highlights crackdown on Kurdish political movement in Turkey The Kurdish political movement has come under intense pressure from the current government...

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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...

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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,...