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Turkish government detains 6 more academics in anti-Gülen witch hunt campaign

Six academics including a rector were detained at Namık Kemal University in Tekirdağ due to alleged links to the faith-based Gülen movement, which is...

Turkish gov’t detains 402 people over links to Gülen movement in past week

The Turkish government detained a total of 402 people last week (Sept.10-Sept.17) as part of its massive post-coup witch hunt targeting alleged members of...

Turkish government jails at least 10 activists, 3 more journalists

Turkish government has jailed at least 10 pro-Kurdish and leftist activists and 3 more journalists in Turkey. Twelve people were reportedly detained by Turkish police...

Jailed Turkish journalist Aydın: I am about to drown, I want a little oxygen

Turkish journalist Hüseyin Aydın, who has been held in İstanbul's notorious Silivri Prison for more than two years, has expressed his feelings in a...

Turkey has arbitrarily jailed hundreds of lawyers since 2016 coup: report

Turkey has been arbitrarily jailing hundreds of lawyers and putting them on trial in the aftermath of the country’s failed military coup in July...

US Embassy reiterates friendship with Turkey despite tensions

The Embassy of the United States in Ankara has stressed friendship with Turkey despite ongoing tensions, according to a report by the Hürriyet Daily...

Engineer who drowned while fleeing Turkey was tortured in custody

Computer engineer Murat Zümre, who drowned in the Maritsa River while trying to flee to Greece, was tortured while he was in detention, a...

HRW to Turkey: Investigate abductions, disappearances in Ankara

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday called on Turkish Justice Minister Abdülhamit Gül in a letter to investigate the abductions and disappearances, which may have been...

Turkish gov’t bans commemorative events ahead of Maraş massacre anniversary

The governor of Kahramanmaraş has banned all public events, gatherings and commemorative events days before the 39th anniversary of the Maraş massacre. All meetings, demonstrations, marches, rallies,...

Turkish gov’t closes German Embassy school in İzmir province

The Turkish government has closed a German Embassy school in İzmir province over an allegation that it did not have the required license, according...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...