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2 lower courts defy Turkey’s Constitutional Court amid calls for restructuring

Two lower courts have openly defied rulings of the Turkish Constitutional Court amid calls by Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and his key ally...

Erdoğan critics profiled by Turkish Embassy in Oslo included in terrorism indictment in Turkey:...

Critics of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan who had been profiled by the Turkish Embassy in Oslo were included in a terrorism probe based...

Prosecutor demands aggravated life sentence for Kavala in new indictment: report

An Istanbul prosecutor in a new indictment has demanded an aggravated life sentence for Osman Kavala, a prominent businessman and rights activist, Turkish Minute...

Serious backsliding in democracy, rule of law and fundamental freedoms continues in Turkey: EU

Serious backsliding in the respect for democratic standards, the rule of law and fundamental freedoms continued in the absence of an effective checks and...

Condition of democracy and human rights has worsened in Turkey since pandemic: Freedom House

The condition of democracy and human rights has grown worse in 80 countries, including Turkey, since the COVID-19 pandemic began, said a report by...
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20,312 military personnel summarily dismissed from Turkish Armed Forces over alleged Gülen links

A total of 20,312 military personnel have been summarily dismissed from the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) since a coup attempt on July 15, 2016...

Wife of man abducted by Turkish intelligence arrested

Zehra Türkmen, the wife of Gökhan Türkmen, who was allegedly abducted by Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT), was arrested on October 1 to serve...

Arrest of pro-Kurdish politicians part of Turkish government policy to criminalize opposition: Human Rights...

The arrest of 17 politicians from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) is part of the Turkish government’s policy of criminalizing political opposition, Human...
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Yet another Kurdish mayor removed from office, 17 pro-Kurdish lawmakers arrested

Mayor of the eastern city of Kars Ayhan Bilgen was removed from office by the Ministry of Interior, and 17 politicians from the pro-Kurdish...

Turkish intelligence agency MIT’s secret rendition flight and black torture site exposed: report

Turkey’s National Intelligence Agency (Milli İstihbarat Teşkilatı, or MİT) operated a secret rendition flight and initiated a torture session on the spy plane when...

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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...

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...

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...