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Turkey’s anti-terrorism legislation lacks quality of law, Italian NGO tells ECtHR: report

The Italian Federation for Human Rights (FIDU) said on October 14, in presenting an expert opinion in a case before the European Court of...
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Turkey aiming to increase capacity of its prisons to 500,000 by 2024, says ...

The Turkish government is working to increase the capacity of its prisons to 500,000 by 2024, said Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu, a human rights defender...

European court raps Turkey over presidential ‘insults’ law: report

Europe’s top rights court urged Turkey on Tuesday to amend a law granting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan extra protection from perceived insults while awarding...

Jailed Turkish philanthropist awaits his fate under Erdoğan’s wrath

Jailed without a conviction since 2017, Turkish philanthropist Osman Kavala says he feels like a tool in President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s attempts to blame...

Purge victim not allowed to obtain passport despite recommendation by ombudsman

Sait Güney, one of the more than 130,000 civil servants who were removed from their jobs as part of a purge carried out following...

Turkey ranked 117th among 139 countries in global rule of law index

Turkey was ranked 117th among 139 countries in the rule of law index published by the World Justice Project (WJP) on Thursday, dropping one...

Disabled man issued a ‘good health’ medical report, denied release from prison

Bilal Danış, a disabled man jailed for alleged links to the Gülen movement, was issued a medical report saying he was healthy and was...

Opposition MP not allowed to visit critically ill woman in prison

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Deputy Chairwoman Gülizar Biçer Karaca wasn’t allowed to visit critically ill Ayşe Özdoğan, 34, who was sent to...

Turkey fails to propose a plan to release Demirtaş to CoE committee

The Turkish government has said that Selahattin Demirtaş, the former co-chair of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), may be released on parole on...

Majority in Turkey doesn’t trust judicial system, poll reveals

Sixty-nine percent of people in Turkey have stated that they don’t trust the country’s judicial system, while 72 percent say people are imprisoned unjustly...

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Turkey’s Transnational Repression: Abduction, Rendition and Forcible Return of Erdoğan Critics

Download PDF   The Stockholm Center for Freedom (SCF) on Thursday released its latest report, “Turkey’s Transnational Repression: Abduction, Rendition and Forcible Return of Erdoğan Critics,”...

Turkey’s Abuse of INTERPOL: How Erdoğan Weaponized the International Criminal Police Organization for Transnational...

Download PDF   This report focuses on how the Turkish government, under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has abused INTERPOL in a number of ways. The Erdoğan government has...

Left Behind to Die: COVID-19 in Turkish Prisons and Discrimination Against Political Prisoners

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...

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...

Human rights in Turkey: 2020 in review

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...

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 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...

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...