Claims of mistreatment and psychological abuse arise in Afyon T-type prison

Family members of inmates in Turkey's Afyon T-type prison have claimed prison authorities subjected prisoners to mistreatment and psychological abuse, Bold Medya reported. One man...

Opposition MP calls on justice ministry to respond to his questions on deaths in...

Human rights defender and Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmaker Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu has called on Turkey’s justice ministry to respond his parliamentary questions on...

Kurdish man claims he was severely beaten by gendarmes in eastern Turkey

A Kurdish man in Turkey's eastern Van province has claimed he was severely beaten by Turkish gendarmes, the Duvar news website reported. Yakup Avan, 25,...

Torture, mistreatment not allowed in Turkish prisons, justice minister claims

Turkey’s Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ said on Saturday that the Turkish government does not allow torture and mistreatment in prisons, claiming it has one...

Opposition MP to take Ankara bar’s decision not to publish torture report to UN...

Human rights defender and Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmaker Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu has said he will take a decision made by the Ankara Bar...

Turkish police mistreated, beat 13,935 people while detaining them between 2018 and 2021: TİHV

Turkish police employed unlawful tactics including mistreatment and beating while detaining 13,935 people between 2018 and 2021, according to the Human Rights Foundation of...

Ankara Bar president who refused to publish torture report resigns

Ankara Bar Association President Kemal Koranel, who refused to publish a report by the bar’s human rights committee on allegations of torture made by...

Opposition MP Gergerlioğlu calls on Bursa Bar to investigate mistreatment in police custody

Human rights defender and Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmaker Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu has called on the bar association of the western province of Bursa...

13 students subjected to mistreatment in Bursa police custody: report

Thirteen students who were detained due to alleged links to the faith-based Gülen movement were allegedly subjected to mistreatment while in police custody in...

6 lawyers from Ankara Bar human rights committee resign following bar’s decision not to...

Six lawyers from the Ankara Bar Association’s human rights committee resigned in protest following the bar’s decision not to publish a report on allegations...

Stay connected

2,144FansLike
18,262FollowersFollow

Latest Reports

Turkey’s Transnational Repression: Abuse of asset freezing mechanisms under the pretext of prevention of...

The Stockholm Center for Freedom (SCF) on Friday released its latest report, “Turkey's Transnational Repression: Abuse of asset freezing mechanisms under the pretext of...

Rule of Law(lessness) in Erdoğan’s Turkey

Download PDF This report focuses on how the criminal prosecutions and trials conducted on charges of terrorism since a coup attempt in Turkey in 2016...

Human rights in Turkey: 2021 in review

Download PDF   This report highlights the most important developments in the area of human rights in Turkey during the year 2021. Increasing pressure on the...
Report Cover

Turkey’s Transnational Repression: Abduction, Rendition and Forcible Return of Erdoğan Critics

Download PDF   The Stockholm Center for Freedom (SCF) on Thursday released its latest report, “Turkey’s Transnational Repression: Abduction, Rendition and Forcible Return of Erdoğan Critics,”...

Turkey’s Abuse of INTERPOL: How Erdoğan Weaponized the International Criminal Police Organization for Transnational...

Download PDF   This report focuses on how the Turkish government, under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has abused INTERPOL in a number of ways. The Erdoğan government has...

Left Behind to Die: COVID-19 in Turkish Prisons and Discrimination Against Political Prisoners

Download PDF   This report focuses on amendments made to the Law on the Execution of Sentences and Security Measures in order to decrease Turkey’s prison...

Turkey’s Judicial Council: Guarantor or Annihilator of Judicial Independence

Download PDF   This report focuses on Turkey’s top judicial administrative body (HSK, previously HSYK) and the country’s judicial architecture. It provides an assessment of the...

Human rights in Turkey: 2020 in review

Download PDF   This report highlights the most important developments in the area of human rights in Turkey during the year 2020. Rising pressure on the...

We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By continuing to use this site, you accept our use of cookies.  Learn more