RSF: Turkish journalism in the throes of death, European court last hope

Assessing the state of the media in Turkey in a report for the anniversary of a controversial coup attempt in the country on July...

Turkey’s Saturday Mothers reclaim right to bury their loved ones

The Saturday Mothers met for the 710th time on Saturday to demand justice and truth for their children and relatives who disappeared while in...

A nurse, mother of 7-month-old, commits suicide after purged by gov’t decree in Turkey

Sevgi Balcı, mother of a seven-month-old baby and a nurse who was fired by a government decree in October 2016, committed suicide by hanging...

36-year-old woman with a rare genetic disorder held in prison for 6 months on...

Seynur Özdemir, a 36-year-old Turkish woman who suffers from Gardner’s Syndrome,  a rare genetic disorder, has been held in a Turkish prison for over...

42-year-old Gülen-linked cancer patient dies due to Turkish prison authorities’ negligence

Forty-two-year-old Deniz Hakan Şen, who was detained by Turkish police and later jailed by a court in October 2017 over alleged links to the...

Families of abducted Gülen followers in Turkey talk to BBC

The families of abducted Gülen followers, whose abductions have been confirmed by eyewitnesses, have spoken to BBC Turkish service. Eleven people have been reported missing...

COMMENTARY — The case of Turkish journalist İbrahim Karayeğen under torture and abuse

By Abdullah Bozkurt Among all the 250 journalists who are currently languishing behind bars in Turkey under abusive conditions in which torture and ill-treatment are...

Report: Turkish police torture 3 Gülen-linked detainees at Ankara counterterrorism unit

Three people who were detained by police in May for alleged links to the Gülen movement have been subjected to heavy torture and maltreatment...

Witnesses, autopsy show jailed Turkish teacher died due to denial of crucial treatment

Halime Gülsu, a 34-year-old unemployed English teacher, died in jail on Saturday because she was denied the necessary treatment for a chronic disease she...

Turkey’s CHP: Some 50 post-coup victims committed suicide, 14 disappeared in 2017

Nearly 50 people committed suicide after being subjected to post-coup rights violations while 14 others were forced or attempted to disappear between January 1...

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The year 2021 witnessed an increase in rights violations against women in Turkey, with rising numbers of femicide cases and the March 10 withdrawal...

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