Jailed prosecutor kept in solitary confinement with broken arms

Despite his both arms were broken, Muzaffer Bayram, a former prosecutor in Kütahya province has been held in solitary confinement in prison according to...

VIDEO — Woman says husband abducted after losing job in post-coup crackdown

https://youtu.be/TcZpAyC3yLE A recently established Twitter account claims in a series of tweets that Turgut Çapan, a former employee of Turgut Özal University, which was shut...

United Kingdom acknowledges asylum seekers from Gülen movement

The United Kingdom Home Office has recognized that being a Fethullah Gülen sympathizer in Turkey may be grounds for asylum in the UK. Issued on...

Autistic children left unattended as teacher parents under arrest

Uz family has two children with autism who were left to fend for themselves after their parents were arrested as part of an investigation...

Veteran destitutes of social security coverage after being dismissed in post-coup purge

Being a veteran is no relief from Turkish government's post coup witch hunt as M. Erhan Çelik , a former police officer who lost...

Post-coup prisoner says threatened with rape, beaten almost to death

In the latest of firsthand letters revealing the re-emergence of torture in Turkish prisons, an Antalya arrestee reportedly said he was beaten so badly...

340 intellectuals urge Turkish gov’t to take steps to end hunger strike in prisons

While the indefinite and irreversible hunger strike, that pro-Kurdish political prisoners launched on February 15, 2017 has entered a critical stage on its 52th...

Hunger strike in prisons enters a critical stage on 52nd day

The indefinite and irreversible hunger strike, that pro-Kurdish political prisoners launched on February 15, 2017 for an end to the isolation of outlawed PKK...

Jailed vet diagnosed with cancer, not allowed for treatment

Turkish veterinarian Harun Vural was diagnosed with cancer during his term under pre-trial detention, however, the prosecutor in charge denies him permission to stay...

Gülen sympathizer says suffered sexual assault, beatings, asphyxiation in prison

M.E., a 34-year-old Turkish man who used to work at a student dormitory affiliated with the Gülen movement, has told the New York Times...

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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...

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