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Amnesty, 26 NGOs call on Turkish gov’t to release political prisoners amid coronavirus crisis

Amnesty International and 26 other rights groups and civil society organizations from Turkey and around the world on Monday released a joint statement calling...

Gulenist witch hunt in full swing in Turkey amidst amnesty talk for prisoners

Ten people were arrested in an operation targeting people affiliated faith-based Gülen movement amidst all the discussion of amnesty to prison inmates vis-à-vis Coronavirus...

UN human rights chief calls for freeing of political prisoners amid coronavirus pandemic

While the Turkish government has excluded political prisoners from a recently proposed amnesty bill, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet called on...

Stop discriminating in this time of distress… Release political prisoners, too

Amid fear of the spread of the coronavirus pandemic to the country’s overcrowded prisons, the Turkish government has presented a bill to the Turkish...

Coronavirus pandemic fuels hate speech in Turkey

The coronavirus pandemic has fueled hate and xenophobic speech in the predominantly pro-government Turkish media, which accuses the usually targeted groups and countries including...

Report reveals inmates in Turkish prisons not protected against coronavirus

A report drafted by the Jurists for Freedom Association (ÖHD) has revealed that inmates in Turkey’s overcrowded prisons are at high risk of contracting...

Turkish gov’t refuses to release inmates despite detection of coronavirus in overcrowded prisons

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Islamist government has rejected calls from human rights organizations to release inmates from two overcrowded prisons despite detection in those...

ANALYSIS: What does the European Court of Human Rights say in the Hakan Baş...

Analysis by SCF Introduction A recent judgment by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR, the Strasbourg Court) in the case of Hakan Baş...

Another journalist arrested for revealing information about intel officer killed in Libya

Murat Ağırel, a journalist from the ultranationalist Yeniçağ daily, has been arrested for revealing information about a Turkish intelligence officer slain in Libya, according...

80 university students detained over Gülen links subjected to torture: report

Eighty university students who were detained in police operations on the morning of Feb. 28 due to their alleged links to the Gülen movement...

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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...