Gendarmes beat, detain 16 during strike by union members

A strike at a food production factory in the Kemalpaşa district of Izmir on Tuesday escalated into gendarmes beating and detaining three union executives...

Kurdish villagers terrorized at military checkpoint in SE Turkey

A video circulating on social media showed a group of Kurdish villagers being verbally harassed and threatened by soldiers at a checkpoint in the...

Jailed leftist music band member’s arm broken due to mistreatment

Prison guards in western Turkey allegedly broke the arm of Bahar Kurt, a jailed member of the leftist Grup Yorum music band, the Bianet...

Police fired plastic bullets during post-election protests in Kurdish city: report

The Van Bar Association, the Human Rights Association (İHD) and the Association for the Freedom of Lawyers (ÖHD) have prepared a joint report on...
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NGO reports physical mistreatment, denial of meals in northern Turkey prison

The Human Rights Association (İHD) has released a report on a Turkish prison in the northern province of Samsun, documenting the alleged physical assault...

Man dies in custody after alleged police brutality

Serhat Kahyaoğlu, a man who on the night of Sunday’s local elections was detained in İstanbul for celebrating by firing a gun into the...

Minor beaten up by alleged plainclothes police officers during Turkey’s Kurdish protests

A video that was widely circulated on social media following the eruption of post-election protests in Turkey’s predominantly Kurdish provinces showed a minor being...

Video reveals torture of young Syrian Kurd who disappeared in Turkey

The family of Ali Veli, a 19-year-old Kurdish migrant from Syria who went missing after being released from a Turkish prison in March, received...
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Prison guards refer to notorious torturer while mistreating inmates in SE Turkey

Prison guards in a Gaziantep prison allegedly beat inmates İlhami İşçi and Uğur Ürün over an argument, making reference to a military officer accused...

6 inmates held in cells designed for 3 in NW Turkey prisons: NGO

The Association for the Freedom of Lawyers (ÖHD) has published an annual report on prison conditions in Turkey’s northwestern Marmara region, which found that...

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