53 current and former Turkish diplomats detained, sparking fears of a repeat of May...

Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's office on Monday ordered the detention of five active-duty and 48 former diplomats over alleged links to the Gülen movement,...

169 people including 5 inmates died, 339 maltreated or tortured in Turkey in April:...

Cases of human rights violations in Turkey in April included 169 deaths and 339 incidents of torture or maltreatment, with 78 of them taking...

Ankara Bar files complaint on allegations of torture at police department

The Ankara Bar Association has announced that they filed a complaint against the Ankara Police Department based on nine allegations of torture made by...

HDP lawmaker submits parliamentary question regarding underage inmates confined with adults in Maltepe Prison

Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Gülistan Kılıç Koçyiğit in a parliamentary question addressing the Turkish Ministry of Justice asked if it was true that...

CHP lawmaker submits parliamentary questions regarding human rights violations in Turkish prisons

Republican People's Party (CHP) deputy Özcan Purçu in a parliamentary question addressing the Turkish Ministry of Justice demanded to know whether the ministry was...

Opposition MP accuses justice ministry of lying about mistreatment, torture in Turkish prisons

Human rights defender and Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmaker Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu has accused Turkey’s Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ of lying about mistreatment and...

148 people including 5 inmates died, 281 maltreated or tortured in Turkey in March:...

Cases of human rights violations in Turkey in March included 148 deaths and 281 incidents of torture or maltreatment, with 51 of them taking...

Turkey rejects US human rights report amid news of death of inmates due to...

The Turkish Foreign Ministry has rejected the 2021 human rights report published by the US Department of State on Tuesday amid news of the...

Images of inmate who died in Silivri Prison show signs of severe beating and...

New images of Ferhat Yılmaz, one of the inmates who was allegedly subject to mistreatment by guards in Istanbul's Silivri Prison, emerged on Wednesday...

2 inmates die by suicide in Silivri Prison after alleged mistreatment

Two inmates in Istanbul's Silivri Prison took their own lives after allegedly being subjected to severe beating and mistreatment by prison guards, the Mezopotamya...

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