Top Turkish court overturns ban on recording police officers on duty

Turkey’s Council of State has unanimously voted to overturn a regulation issued by the Turkish National Police (EGM) prohibiting people from filming or recording...

Ban on contact visitation violates rights of inmates: Ankara Bar Association

A ban on contact visitation in Turkish prisons since March 14, 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions that are still in effect in prisons, despite...

Municipality denies tax break to purged public servant

A municipality in Samsun province refused to give a dismissed civil servant a property tax reduction available to all eligible citizens, citing instructions from...

Gov’t denies assistance to autistic teen due to father’s alleged links to Gülen movement

A district governor’s office in Hatay province has been refusing to provide assistance to the family of Rüveyda Tekgöz, a 16-year-old autistic girl because...

Turkey changes prison regulation to replace ‘strip-search’ with ‘detailed search’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has made changes to a 2020 regulation on the execution of searches in Turkey’s prisons and detention centers, replacing...

Court orders stay of controversial police regulation banning recordings at protests

The Council of State, Turkey’s highest administrative court, has ruled for a stay of execution of a controversial regulation issued by the country’s Security...

I was used as a bargaining chip, pastor Brunson says

Andrew Brunson, an American pastor who was jailed for two years in Turkey before he was released in 2018, has said that Turkey used...

Pregnant woman kept in prison over Gülen links despite regulations

Four-month-pregnant Dudu Arduç, 29, in contravention of regulations is being held in an Antalya prison on terrorism charges for her alleged links to the...

Turkey’s top court finds no rights violation in case of dismissed public servants Gülmen...

The Turkish Constitutional Court found no rights violations in the case of academic Nuriye Gülmen and teacher Semih Özakça, both of whom were fired...

Human rights violations cannot be considered the internal affairs of a country, says former...

Former European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) judge Rıza Türmen said human rights violations are not the internal affairs of a country and that...

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