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Prosecutors request permission to file charges against all 56 deputies of pro-Kurdish party

Prosecutors have submitted summaries of proceedings requesting the lifting of the parliamentary immunity of all 56 lawmakers of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), a...

More than 27,000 people subjected to torture, maltreatment under AKP rule, report reveals

A report drafted by a main opposition party deputy detailing incidents of torture and maltreatment in Turkey since the Justice and Development Party (AKP)...

In possible sign of official discrimination, villages are identified as Alevi on Turkish Health...

The Turkish Ministry of Health has allegedly been using a map of northern Tokat province on which Alevi villages appear to be clearly marked,...

Editor-in-chief of pro-Erdoğan Yeni Akit daily targets widow of slain journalist Hrant Dink

Ali İhsan Karahasanoğlu, editor-in-chief of the pro-government radical Islamist Yeni Akit newspaper, targeted Rakel Dink, the widow of slain Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink, in...

Erdoğan blocks news about himself, his family, his senior officials: report

Forty-two percent of news reports blocked in Turkey between November 2019 and October 2020 are related to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, his family...

Turkey’s post-coup crackdown leaves 2 more children separated from parents: report

Ekrem, a one-and-a-half-year-old toddler, and his four-year-old sister Zülal became separated from not just one but both their parents when their mother was arrested...

The right to life of Nigerian migrant killed in police custody violated, Turkish Constitutional...

The Turkish Constitutional Court has decided that the right to life of Nigerian migrant Festus Okey, who was fatally shot by a police officer,...

Inmate recovering from COVID-19 imprisoned again despite temporary suspension of sentence

Ahmet Türkmen, 68, a businessman convicted on terrorism charges due to alleged links to Gülen movement, was re-imprisoned last Thursday before the expiration of...

Turkish judge on European rights court acts as Erdoğan’s Trojan horse

The judge representing Turkey on the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) dissents from majority opinions in cases whose applicants are political critics of Turkish President...

Turkey seeks detention of journalist over tweet mourning woman killed by ISIL: report

The İstanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s office issued a detention warrant for veteran journalist Cengiz Çandar on the charge of praising crime and criminals over...

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The Year in Review: Crackdown on the Kurdish Political Movement

The Turkish government continued its efforts to criminalize the Kurdish political movement with a view to weakening the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Turkey’s...

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The Turkish government continued to muzzle the press in 2020 in a variety of ways, including imprisoning journalists, eliminating media outlets, overseeing the purchase...

The Year in Review: Torture and Inhuman Treatment

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The Year in Review: Women’s Rights

The year 2020 has witnessed an increase in rights violations against women in Turkey, with rising numbers of femicide cases amid discussions of withdrawing...

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