Turkish police sexually assaulted navy sergeant, threatened him with rape of his daughter

A navy sergeant in an elite special forces unit testified in court about the torture he and his colleagues suffered at the hands of...

Former district governors are being tortured at Ankara Police Department, former deputy says

Thirty-seven former district governors who have been in detention at the Ankara Police Department for the past eight days are being tortured and mistreated,...

Expelled MP Gergerlioğlu detained by police officer whose alleged acts of torture he raised...

A police officer whose alleged torture and maltreatment of detainees was exposed by Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu, a former lawmaker who was expelled from parliament...

1,182 inmates petitioned İHD about rights violations in Turkey’s prisons in 2020

The Ankara-based Human Rights Association (İHD) received petitions from a total of 1,182 inmates in 2020 in which they complained about the rights violations...
prison

62 people subjected to torture in Turkish prisons in February: report

Sixty-two people were subjected to torture and ill treatment in Turkish prisons last month, according to the monthly Rights Violations Report prepared by Sezgin...

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...

Stay connected

2,100FansLike
16,537FollowersFollow

Latest Reports

Left Behind to Die: COVID-19 in Turkish Prisons and Discrimination Against Political Prisoners

Download PDF   This report focuses on amendments made to the Law on the Execution of Sentences and Security Measures in order to decrease Turkey’s prison...

Turkey’s Judicial Council: Guarantor or Annihilator of Judicial Independence

Download PDF   This report focuses on Turkey’s top judicial administrative body (HSK, previously HSYK) and the country’s judicial architecture. It provides an assessment of the...

Human rights in Turkey: 2020 in review

Download PDF   This report highlights the most important developments in the area of human rights in Turkey during the year 2020. Rising pressure on the...

Erdogan’s Long Arm: The Case of Senegal

Download PDF Turkey has expanded its witch hunt against critics to the West African nation of Senegal, specifically targeting members of the Gülen movement, using...

Clampdown on foreign journalists in Turkey

Download PDF   Turkey, the most notorious country in the world in terms of jailing journalists, with 237 currently behind bars, has also come after foreign...

Free Thought under Siege in Turkey: the Crackdown on Education

Download PDF   - Crackdown on education sector in Turkey victimized nearly 100,000 teachers and academics The crackdown on critical thinking in Turkey with an unprecedented witch...

‘Erdoğan’s Long Arm: The Case of Sweden’

Download PDF   Turkey has expanded its witch hunt against critics to Sweden, using government institutions, affiliated NGOs and operatives, a report released by the Stockholm Center...

Kurdish political movement under crackdown in Turkey: The case of the HDP

Download PDF - New report highlights crackdown on Kurdish political movement in Turkey The Kurdish political movement has come under intense pressure from the current government...

Erdoğan’s Long Arm: The Case Of Norway

Download PDF - Erdoğan’s long arm reaches to Norway, targeting critics of Turkish government Turkey has escalated its witch hunt persecution on critics to Norway using...

Turkey Cracks Down On Health Care Professionals

Download PDF - New research shows Turkey’s purge destroyed lives of 21,000 health care workers More than 21,000 health care professionals including doctors, nurses, medical professors,...