Police remove opposition banners questioning sale of forex reserves

Turkish police raided local branches of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) in the early hours of Wednesday to take down banners questioning...

Syriac organizations demand freedom for priest sentenced on terror charges in Turkey

Syriac organizations in Europe have demanded that the Turkish government release and drop all charges against priest Sefer (Aho) Bileçen, who was handed down...
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Turkey continues building new prisons to jail even more people

The Turkish government allocated 556 million lira (58 million euros) in the first quarter of 2021 for the construction of six new prisons, which...

Thousands of students faced human rights violations between 2015-2019: report

More than 3,000 students were subjected to human rights violations in Turkey between 2015 and 2019, according to a report recently published by the...

Lawyer arrested based on doctored document petitions Supreme Court of Appeals to revise its...

Turan Canpolat, 52, a lawyer who was arrested based on a doctored document on January 30, 2016, petitioned the Supreme Court of Appeals to...

Jailed rights advocate says he found document detailing strip-searches

Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu, a human rights advocate and former lawmaker who has shone a light on controversial topics including torture and strip-searches in Turkey’s...

Mass detentions of Gülen movement followers since 2014 ‘politically motivated’: report

A report recently released by a Brussels-based human rights monitor has pointed to the political motivation behind a mass detention campaign that has systematically...

82-year-old philanthropist with Alzheimer’s sentenced to 17 years over Gülen links

The İzmir 2nd High Criminal Court on Friday handed down a jail sentence of 17 years, four months to 82-year-old businessman and philanthropist Yusuf...

Turkey issued detention warrants for 123 people over alleged Gülen links in a week

Turkish authorities have over the past week ordered the detention of 123 people including doctors, lawyers, academics, active duty and dismissed military officers and...

Conditions in Ankara’s Sincan Prison inhumane, says Turkish Parliament sub-committee

Inmates are suffering from freezing temperatures, foul drinking water, poor treatment and the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ankara's Sincan Prison, said...

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