Critics slam ICC prosecutor for meeting with Turkish FM accused of crimes against humanity

The International Criminal Court’s (ICC) prosecutor, Karim Khan, is under fire for meeting with Turkey’s foreign minister, Hakan Fidan, on the sidelines of the...

Electric shocks, mock execution: Woman detained over Gülen links recounts torture by police

A woman detained for managing a dormitory affiliated with the Gülen movement described in an interview with the Kronos news website the torture she...
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Support pours in for doctor facing smear campaign over previous activism against torture

The portrayal of a doctor in a documentary about an organization run by a preacher convicted of sexual exploitation as a supporter of the...
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Turkey promotes police chief connected to allegations of brutal torture

The Turkish Interior Ministry has promoted Yaşar Gidiş, a police chief whose precinct has in recent years been implicated in several allegations of torture,...

PACE expresses concern about increase in torture allegations in Turkey

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on Wednesday adopted a resolution on torture and ill-treatment in places of detention across Europe,...

Quarterly NGO report alleges 1,596 rights violations in northwestern Turkey prisons

The Human Rights Association (İHD) has released a report on alleged rights violations in prisons located in the Marmara region in northwest Turkey, which...

Kurdish Alevi university student allegedly brutalized in apparent hate crime

A university student in İstanbul has been allegedly brutalized by roommates due to his Kurdish and Alevi identities, according to local media reports. The student,...

Name of torturer removed from school after public outrage

The name of a military officer who was accused of torturing Kurdish political prisoners following a 1980 military coup in Turkey was removed from...

School named after officer accused of torturing Kurds during 1980s military rule draws ire

The revelation that a primary school in the western province of İzmir was named after Esat Oktay Yıldıran, a military officer who was accused...

Watchdog investigation contradicts defense of prison administration accused of mistreatment

An investigation conducted by the Human Rights and Equality Institution of Turkey (TIHEK) in an Ankara prison has found factual inaccuracies in the prison...

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