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Amnesty organizes a worldwide solidarity day for Turkish HR defender Eser on her birthday

Amnesty International (AI) has organised a worldwide solidarity day for Turkish human rights activist İdil Eser, director of Amnesty Turkey on her birthday on Saturday...

Turkish gov’t jails 523 military personnel in past year on coup-related charges

Over the past year, a total of 523 soldiers were arrested among 989 military members for whom detention warrants were issued by Turkish prosecutors...

Minister under fire for abusing a child for government propaganda

Minister for Environment and Urbanization Mehmet Özhaseki has attracted criticism for posing for a photo with a child which was made to hold a...

Ukrainian journalists concerned over journalist İnan’s extradition to Turkey

Turkish journalist Yusuf Inan’s forced return from Ukraine to Turkey is worrisome, Sergei Tomilenko, chairman of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine (NSJU), said...

CHP’s Kılıçdaroğlu: Half of Turkey’s population not governed by elected leaders

The half of Turkey’s population are not governed by the elected politicians, the country's main opposition Republican Peoples’ Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said...

Bharara outraged over Turkey’s Erdoğan to ask US administration to sack an American prosecutor

Former US Attorney for New York South District, Preet Bharara said it is outrageous for Turkish autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to ask US administration...

US President Trump in a tweet calls on Turkish gov’t to release Pastor Brunson

US President Donald Trump in a tweet on Tuesday urged the Turkish government to free Pastor Andrew Brunson, who has been jailed since October...

Prison inmate with advanced Parkinson’s has served his time but is not released

Turkish authorities have failed to release a political prisoner with advanced Parkinson’s disease who has completed his mandatory time in prison, the Bold Medya...

Turkish journalist: Gülen followers should be forced to commit suicide

Pro-government Turkish journalist and writer Fazıl Duygun has called on authorities to force people jailed over alleged links to the Gülen movement to commit...

Turkish Interior Minister Soylu says pro-Kurdish presidential candidate Demirtaş belongs in jail

Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said on Tuesday that Selahattin Demirtaş, the jailed presidential candidate of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), fitted the...

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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...

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...