Detained woman covers 50 km twice a day to feed one-year old baby in...

Şule Akkaya, a primary school teacher who was detained on June 1, 2017 as part of an investigation into the Gülen group, reportedly covers...

HDP calls Turkish prisons ‘torture centers,’ urges EP, EU and UN to take action

Turkey's pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) on Friday called on the United Nations, the European Parliament and the European Commission to "urgently" take action...

Health is most critical issue in overcrowded Turkish prisons, says NGO executive

Civil Society Association for Law Enforcement Systems (CISST) executive board member Berivan Korkut has said health is the most critical issue in overcrowded Turkish...

Wife of man abducted by Turkish intelligence arrested

Zehra Türkmen, the wife of Gökhan Türkmen, who was allegedly abducted by Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT), was arrested on October 1 to serve...

2 Turks arrested in US for attack outside Turkish ambassador’s residence in Washington D.C.

Two Turkish men resident in the United States have been arrested by US Marshals for their role in the beating of protesters outside the...

Opposition deputy calls for release of jailed journalist diagnosed with stage 4 cancer

A jailed Turkish journalist was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, an opposition deputy reported, calling on the government to release him for proper treatment...

ATO report shows Turkish gov’t keeps detainees in a place akin to a ‘concentration...

The Human Rights Commission of the Ankara Medical Association (ATO) in a new report has harshly criticised a sports hall that was converted into...

Female detainees exposed to severe ill-treatment in Turkey’s Jail

Female detainees have been subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment in jail in Turkey’s Elazığ province, according to social media posts by lawyer Hüseyin...

Helin Bölek, member of Turkish band Grup Yorum, dies on death fast

Helin Bölek, a member of the Turkish leftist band Grup Yorum who has been on a death fast for 288 days, died on April...

Request by CHP deputies to visit jailed hunger strikers remains unanswered

A main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy told the Cumhuriyet daily that a request by fellow party members to visit two jailed hunger...

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