Inmates go on hunger strike to protest rights violations in prison in western Turkey

Six inmates in a prison in Turkey's western province of Afyonkarahisar went on a hunger strike on Tuesday to protest rights violations in the...

Ankara bar publishes 5 censored reports on torture, ill-treatment of alleged Gülenists

The Ankara Bar Association has published five reports by its human rights committee on allegations of torture made by detainees held at a police...

Man captured by MİT abroad over terrorist links claims he was tortured in Turkey...

A man who was reported to have been captured abroad due to alleged terrorist links and brought to Turkey in July claimed that he...

Ankara court blocks access to news and tweets about torture allegations against police officer

The Ankara 6th Criminal Court of Peace has ordered the removal of news and tweets regarding torture allegations against police officer Abdulkadir Türkyılmaz, who...

Turkey’s top court orders gov’t to pay damages to complainant in torture case, reinvestigate...

Turkey’s Constitutional Court has ruled in favor of an applicant who claimed he had faced torture and inhuman treatment in prison in 2018 and...

UN committee seeks further information from Turkey in case of missing Yusuf Bilge Tunç

The United Nations Human Rights Committee has requested further information from Turkey in the case of former civil servant Yusuf Bilge Tunç, who has...

Book tells story of teacher who died in Turkish prison due to lack of...

A recently published book tells the story of teacher Halime Gülsu, who died in a Turkish prison in 2018 due to deprivation of a...

Strip-search is an ongoing practice in Turkish prisons, opposition deputy says

Strip-search is an ongoing practice in Turkish prisons, human rights defender and Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmaker Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu said on Tuesday in...

UN committee faults Turkey in case of teacher who died in custody after arrest...

The United Nations Human Rights Committee on Wednesday released its decision concerning an application submitted on behalf of a teacher who was allegedly tortured...

Turkish prosecutor declines to pursue case of inmate who was tortured and found dead...

A Turkish public prosecutor has declined to pursue the case of Garibe Gezer, who was reportedly beaten and sexually harassed by prison guards and...

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