Opposition deputy announces July human rights toll in Turkey

Sezgin Tanrıkulu, a deputy from Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) and a prominent human rights activist, on August 13 released his human...

Turkish police raid wrong house, beat occupant and threaten him

In a case of mistaken identity, police officers raided the house of Süleyman Arıkan in the southeastern city of Diyarbakır and severely beat him,...

A year into his disappearance, authorities keep quiet about the fate of Yusuf Bilge...

Turkish authorities are continuing to maintain their silence about the fate of Yusuf Bilge Tunç, who went missing in broad daylight on August 6,...

Turkish police adopt ISIS-like torture tactics, see women and girls as sex slaves: report

The terrible accounts of the torture of people in police custody at an unofficial detention site in Turkey, related by multiple victims in court...

Council of Europe’s CPT confirms continued ill-treatment and torture in Turkey

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) confirmed in two reports published on...

HRW: Turkish police, watchmen involved in torture, ill-treatment

There is credible evidence that Turkish police and community “night watchmen” have committed serious abuses against at least 14 people in six incidents in...
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Former Supreme Court of Appeals judge tortured and mistreated in prison

Nalan Dilara Uğur, daughter of former Supreme Court of Appeals judge Hüsamettin Uğur, has claimed in a series of tweets that her father was...

I was tortured at Turkish border post, migrant worker claims

Khales Arsan, a migrant laborer from Afghanistan who had crossed into Turkey from the Iranian city of Maku and who had not been heard...
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Police attack crowds gathered to commemorate victims of 2015 ISIS attack

Turkish police attacked protestors gathered in İstanbul, Ankara and the southeastern city of Urfa on Monday to commemorate 33 victims of an ISIS suicide...
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Prosecutor says police chief accused of torture embezzled detainees’ money and valuables

According to a court document dated July 1, 2020, a public prosecutor in the western city of Afyonkarahisar said the former head of the...

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