14-year-old boy caught in suitcase while trying to flee Turkey’s post-coup witch hunt

A 14-year-old Turkish boy, identified by his initials S.K., was detained in a suitcase in Turkey’s northeastern border province Artvin while he was on...

Jailed Turkish journalist Altan: No true prosecutor, judge, lawyer can be a tool of...

Renowned Turkish novelist and journalist Ahmet Altan, who has been behind the bars over coup charges for more than 15 months, said on Monday that...

EP displays solidarity with educators on hunger strike in Ankara

President of the European Parliament’s Socialists & Democrats Group Gianni Pittella on Friday paid a visit to Turkish academic Nuriye Gülmen and elementary school...

Turkish authorities drop investigation into torture of former diplomats

Turkish authorities have dropped an investigation into the alleged torture of former employees of the Turkish Foreign Ministry who were detained in May 2019...

AI’s Vanderlinden: Erdogan abuses coup attempt as opportunity to silence all dissident voices

International human rights organization Amnesty International’s (AI) Turkey Coordinator Jenny Vanderlinden has said that the failed coup on July 15, 2016 has been an...

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...

HDP deputy: Prison population in Turkey increased by 100 percent in past 6 years

A deputy from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Ertuğrul Kürkçü, has complained about overcrowding in Turkey’s prisons, saying that the country’s prison population...

Victim reveals systematic torture in detention camp 100 meter away from Ankara Courthouse

A victim, who was detained over his alleged links to the Gülen movement, has identified the location of a secret detention facility in Ankara...

Turkish prosecutor shows tweets and retweets as evidence for accusing jailed journalists of being...

The case over the alleged media structure of the Gülen movement regarding 29 journalists on trial has eventually come to the decision stage. Among...

Family says they don’t know whereabout of jailed visually impaired Turkish journalist Arat

The family member of the visually impaired Turkish journalist Cüneyt Arat, who has been under arrest over his alleged ties to the Gülen movement...

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