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Amnesty International calls for ‘Urgent Action’ on Turkish educator in Georgia

Human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called international community for 'urgent action' to prevent extradition of Turkish teacher Mustafa Emre Çabuk from Georgia. AI...

Turkish gov’t detains 885 people over links to Gülen movement in past week

The Turkish government has detained a total of 885 people over the past week (July 2-July 9) as part of its massive post-coup witch...

Turkey detains more businessmen, academicians, teachers in post-coup witch hunt

Police detained Yalova Chamber of Commerce and Industry (YTSO) chairman along with its 4 board members as part of a post-coup witch hunt campaign targeting...

Jailed police chief Anadolu Atayün’s wife detained by Turkish government

Turkish government has detained Birsen Atayün, the wife of jailed police chief Anadolu Atayün, just days after her 15-year-old son and 17-year-old daughter were...

A schoolmate of Turkey’s President Erdoğan’s son to run state-owned TRT

İbrahim Eren, a schoolmate of Bilal Erdoğan, son of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has been appointed general manager of public broadcaster TRT following...

Turkish Culture Ministry seizes administration of musical work owners society

The Culture Ministry has appointed a panel of trustees to the Musical Work Owners Society of Turkey (MESAM), ousting the existing management ahead of...

Turkish gov’t detains dozens over alleged links to Gülen movement on Tuesday

Turkish government has detained dozens of people on Tuesday in several provinces in Turkey as part of its massive post-coup witch hunt campaign targeting...

Governor, who poses like Matrix’s Neo in a house burnt by security forces in...

Allegedly in a show of intimidation targeting the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Ali Arıkan, deputy governor of the southeastern province of Şırnak, has...

Int’l law associations urge UN to pressure Turkish gov’t over persecution of legal professionals

Three international law associations have urged the United Nations to enter into urgent dialogue with the Turkish government with a view to ending the...

Turkish prosecutor launches probe into FOX TV anchor over critical report on Mersin hospital

A Turkish public prosecutor’s office in İstanbul has launched an investigation into prominent news anchor Fatih Portakal, who presents FOX TV news, due to...

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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...

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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...

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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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