Doctor bears witness to torture in Turkish mass detention center: Rape with police truncheon...

A medical doctor who was assigned to conduct physical examinations in a gymnasium-turned-mass detention center following a failed coup in Turkey in 2016 spoke...
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Woman who suffered brain hemorrhage in police detention handcuffed to hospital bed

A female detainee who suffered a brain hemorrhage in detention and was unable to move was handcuffed by police to her hospital bed, the...
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Colonel suffering from heart disease denied treatment, kept in solitary confinement

Mustafa Barış Avıalan, a former staff colonel sentenced to life imprisonment on coup charges, was denied treatment despite suffering from heart disease and kept...
Fırat Mercan

Case of jailed teacher shows devastating effects of overcrowding and COVID-19 on prisoners

The case of a jailed teacher whose health deteriorated in prison after sleeping on the floor for five months due to overcrowding but who...

Turkish police adopt ISIS-like torture tactics, see women and girls as sex slaves: report

The terrible accounts of the torture of people in police custody at an unofficial detention site in Turkey, related by multiple victims in court...
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Van Bar Association: Wrong policies push refugees to dangerous routes

In a report on the sinking of a migrant boat in eastern Turkey’s Lake Van on June 27 that is believed to have cost...

HDP deputy to Turkish government: How can ISIS bring Yazidi slaves to Ankara?

In a parliamentary question to Vice President Fuat Oktay, pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Feleknas Uca questioned how the Islamic State in Iraq...

Council of Europe’s CPT confirms continued ill-treatment and torture in Turkey

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) confirmed in two reports published on...

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...

Kurdish soldier dies under suspicious circumstances after complaining to father of harassment

Osman Özçalımlı, a gendarmerie private recently assigned to a prison in the western city of İzmir, died under suspicious circumstances on Saturday, a day...

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