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ECtHR Grand Chamber to examine case concerning Gülen movement trial in Turkey

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) will examine the case of former teacher Yüksel Yalçınkaya, who was first dismissed...

Turkey sentences Erdoğan critic Kavala to life in jail

A Turkish court Monday sentenced leading intellectual and rights campaigner Osman Kavala to life in jail on highly controversial coup plot charges that had...

Turkey’s jailed rights defender makes final appeal before verdict

One of Turkey’s most famous prisoners appeared in court Friday for what could be his final hearing in a case that has come to...
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HDP submits its written defense to top court in closure case

Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), which faces a closure case, has submitted its written defense to the Constitutional Court, which the party said...

CoE Commissioner Mijatović publishes comments on infringement proceedings before ECtHR in Kavala case

Council of Europe (CoE) Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović on Thursday published her comments on the infringement proceedings before the European Court of...

Handing case of Khashoggi murder to Saudi Arabia reveals deterioration of rule of law...

In a statement issued on Friday, the Washington, D.C.-based Freedom House said Turkey’s decision to hand the case of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder to...

Ankara court rules in favor of former public servant dismissed for donating to Gülen-affiliated...

The Ankara 19th Administrative Court has ruled in favor of a former civil servant who was dismissed by a government decree for donating money...

Turkey’s top court finds no rights violation in cases of 2 dismissed mayors

The Turkish Constitutional Court has found no violation of rights in the cases of two former mayors from pro-Kurdish parties in Turkey’s southeastern Diyarbakır...

ECtHR rules Turkey violated prisoners’ rights by uploading their correspondence to judicial network server

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled that Turkey violated the right to respect for private life of 14 inmates by uploading...

Forensics council shouldn’t be only decision-maker in ill inmates’ cases, medical union chair says

Şebnem Korur Fincancı, a prominent human rights activist, doctor of forensic medicine and head of the Turkish Medical Association (TTB), has said Turkey’s Council...

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Turkey’s Transnational Repression: Abuse of asset freezing mechanisms under the pretext of prevention of...

The Stockholm Center for Freedom (SCF) on Friday released its latest report, “Turkey's Transnational Repression: Abuse of asset freezing mechanisms under the pretext of...

Rule of Law(lessness) in Erdoğan’s Turkey

Download PDF This report focuses on how the criminal prosecutions and trials conducted on charges of terrorism since a coup attempt in Turkey in 2016...

Human rights in Turkey: 2021 in review

Download PDF   This report highlights the most important developments in the area of human rights in Turkey during the year 2021. Increasing pressure on the...
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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...

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