Top Turkish court rules former teacher was tortured in police custody

Turkey’s Constitutional Court ruled on May 18, 2021 that a former teacher arrested for links to the Gülen movement was tortured in detention and...

Activist Öztürk says she was subjected to brutal torture in secret detention center

Ayten Öztürk, 47, who describes herself as a socialist activist, said she was subjected to severe torture and sexual harassment in a secret detention...

Former bureaucrat who turned up in Ankara prison after 9 months missing has lost...

Hüseyin Galip Küçüközyiğit, a former Turkish bureaucrat who had been missing since December 2020 and has been found in Ankara’s Sincan Prison, has lost...

Members of anti-gov’t Furkan Foundation allegedly tortured, threatened by Turkish police

Police allegedly subjected three members of the Furkan Foundation, an anti-government religious group, who were detained on September 10 to torture and mistreatment at...

Former teacher says torture by police common in Turkey’s Afyon province

Former teacher Şaban Sarıkaya, previously imprisoned for alleged links to the Gülen movement, said he was subjected to torture and witnessed others being tortured...

Pro-Kurdish party member abducted, tortured by men posing as police: report

Celalettin Yalçın, a member of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), was abducted and subjected to torture by individuals who introduced themselves as “the...

Educator İnandı tortured and his arm broken in 3 places, wife says

Orhan İnandı, a Turkish-Kyrgyz educator rendered from Kyrgyzstan by Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT), was tortured and his right arm broken in three places by Turkish...

Former colonel reveals photo of tortured soldiers in mosque during July 15 attempted coup

A former colonel has tweeted a photo of soldiers in a mosque with apparent signs of maltreatment and torture taken shortly after a coup...

Documentary details torture of Turkish diplomats in police custody

A documentary that premiered on the Bold Medya news website’s YouTube channel on Sunday revealed the plight of former diplomats summarily dismissed from the...

Prosecutor finds no grounds for legal action against policemen who mistreated Kurdish family

The Diyarbakır Public Prosecutor's Office said there were no grounds for legal action against policemen who beat and injured a Kurdish family during a...

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