Victim of extraordinary rendition gives account of torture in court

Ayten Öztürk, who was abducted from Lebanon in 2018 by Turkish intelligence, testified in an İstanbul court yesterday about the torture and inhumane treatment...

Kurdish politician speaks of gross rights violations and torture in police detention center

İbrahim Halil Baran, chairman of the Kurdistan Party (PAKURD), has said he witnessed gross human rights violations and torture at a police detention center...

Parliament speaker rejects request for inquiry into torture allegations, claiming objectionable language in complaint

Speaker of the Turkish Parliament Mustafa Şentop returned a letter to human rights activist and lawmaker Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu, claiming that it contained “vulgar...

Teacher allegedly subjected to torture, inhumane treatment at Turkish detention center

A teacher who was detained in January 2017 was allegedly subjected for a month to torture including beatings, strip searches and threats of sexual...

Students detained in ongoing Boğaziçi protests reveal torture, threats by Turkish police: report

“We were detained around 4:30 p.m. and forced to wait in a bus until 5 a.m. The environment itself was torture. We were...

Purged military officer reveals torture in police custody in Ankara

A purged military officer who was detained last week in Ankara on alleged ties to the Gülen movement revealed torture and other ill-treatment in...

I could hear the screams of tortured detainees, former bureaucrat says

“During my 10 days in detention, I could hear the screams of other detainees who were being tortured,” said Servet Erdil when talking about...

Man allegedly abducted by Turkish intel in İstanbul recounts details of torture

Gökhan Güneş, who returned home nearly a week after he was allegedly abducted by Turkish intelligence officers in broad daylight in İstanbul, has said...

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)...

Abducted teacher says prosecutor is protecting his torturers

The Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's Office has refused to file charges based on torture allegations made by Zabit Kişi, 48, who said he was...

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