CoE’s top human rights advocate calls for restoration of media freedom in Turkey

Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, has called for implementing urgent measures to restore freedom of expression in Turkey, stressing that...

Turkish gov’t detains 78 people in Antalya over alleged use of ByLock

Turkish government has detained 78 people in Antalya province on Thursday as part of its massive post-coup witch hunt campaign targeting the alleged members...

Turkey’s 2016-2018 state of emergency a ‘social genocide program’

A two-year-long state of emergency declared after an abortive coup in Turkey on July 15, 2016 caused immense suffering among civil servants who were...

Photos revealed showing torture of 4 men under Turkish police custody

Four men who were detained by police in İstanbul for carrying a pump-action rifle in their automobile were subjected to acts of torture at...

Turkish police mop floor with mother, wife of jailed educator on hunger strike

Turkish police mopped the floor with Sultan Özakça and Esra Özakça, the mother and wife of Semih Özakça, an educator who was jailed after...

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...

UPDATE: Woman in pretrial detention gives birth, returns to prison with newborn baby

Şeyma Tekin, who has been in pretrial detention for about three months, gave birth last week at a hospital in Erzurum and returned to...

Turkish court rules to keep Zaman columnist Ali Ünal in jail despite serious health...

A high criminal court in the western Turkish province of Uşak has refused to release Ali Ünal, a theologian and former columnist for the...

Eighty women reportedly being tortured under custody by Turkish police at Mersin Provincial Security...

A total of 80 women, including high school and university students, who were detained have been severely tortured under police custody at the Mersin Provincial...

23 women killed by men across Turkey in September

Twenty-three women were killed by men across Turkey in September, according to a report by online news outlet Bianet, which compiled data from local and...

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