The Year in Review: Torture and Inhuman Treatment

Turkey has experienced a marked resurgence of torture and ill-treatment in custody over the past five years and especially since a coup attempt on...

Police officer convicted of breaking protestor’s arm walks free after receiving suspended sentence

Police officer E.T., who broke the arm of protestor Zeynal Danacı in Ankara in 2017, was convicted of excessive use of force and sentenced...

Air force cadet serving life sentence severely beaten by guards in Silivri Prison

Muhammed Ali Taş, a former air force cadet who was sentenced to life in prison after a July 15, 2016 coup attempt in Turkey,...

Inmate in Diyarbakır Prison subjected to torture, says Independent Lawyers Association

Mehmet Sıdık Meşe, an inmate in southeastern Turkey's Diyarbakır Prison, has been subjected to beating and torture by prison guards, said the Independent Lawyer's...

Pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party members subjected to police violence during house raid

Meryem Aşkara, a member of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), claimed she was beaten and threatened by special forces police who raided her...

Police officer accused of torturing former air force commander gets promoted

Elif Uzun Sümercan, a previous deputy chief of the Ankara Police Department’s counterterrorism unit who was accused of torturing former commander of the Turkish...

Minister accuses Kurdish villagers allegedly tortured by Turkish soldiers of aiding terrorists: report

Turkey’s interior minister, Süleyman Soylu, has claimed that Kurdish villagers Servet Turgut and Osman Şiban, who were allegedly tortured by Turkish security forces in...

Prosecutor demands 26 years for 3 minors allegedly tortured under custody

A public prosecutor demanded 26 years of imprisonment for three minors who were arrested in the eastern province of Van in 2019 on charges...

Inmates subjected to torture in padded cells in Turkey’s Menemen Prison

Inmates held in Menemen Prison in the western Turkish province of İzmir have been subjected to torture in padded cells, according to the wife...

Kurdish villagers allegedly thrown from helicopter were assaulted by a mob of soldiers, opposition...

Servet Turgut and Osman Şiban, two Kurdish villagers allegedly thrown from a military helicopter in the southeastern province of Van, were in fact assaulted...

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The Year in Review: Crackdown on the Kurdish Political Movement

The Turkish government continued its efforts to criminalize the Kurdish political movement with a view to weakening the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Turkey’s...

The Year in Review: Press Freedom

The Turkish government continued to muzzle the press in 2020 in a variety of ways, including imprisoning journalists, eliminating media outlets, overseeing the purchase...

The Year in Review: Torture and Inhuman Treatment

Turkey has experienced a marked resurgence of torture and ill-treatment in custody over the past five years and especially since a coup attempt on...

The Year in Review: Minority and Refugee Rights

Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and his key ally, leader of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Devlet Bahçeli, continued to use a divisive ultranationalist...

The Year in Review: Women’s Rights

The year 2020 has witnessed an increase in rights violations against women in Turkey, with rising numbers of femicide cases amid discussions of withdrawing...

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...