Minister accuses Kurdish villagers allegedly tortured by Turkish soldiers of aiding terrorists: report

Turkey’s interior minister, Süleyman Soylu, has claimed that Kurdish villagers Servet Turgut and Osman Şiban, who were allegedly tortured by Turkish security forces in...

Prosecutor demands 26 years for 3 minors allegedly tortured under custody

A public prosecutor demanded 26 years of imprisonment for three minors who were arrested in the eastern province of Van in 2019 on charges...

Inmates subjected to torture in padded cells in Turkey’s Menemen Prison

Inmates held in Menemen Prison in the western Turkish province of İzmir have been subjected to torture in padded cells, according to the wife...

Kurdish villagers allegedly thrown from helicopter were assaulted by a mob of soldiers, opposition...

Servet Turgut and Osman Şiban, two Kurdish villagers allegedly thrown from a military helicopter in the southeastern province of Van, were in fact assaulted...

Officers terrify 2 Kurdish boys with police dogs during raid on their Diyarbakır home

Police officers used their dogs to terrify two Kurdish boys during a raid on their home in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır, the Mesopotamia...

Inmate tortured to death in Turkish prison, brother claims: report

“My brother was tortured to death in a cell where he was kept alone,” Hakan Tumay, brother of Serkan Tumay, who recently died in...

Torturers threatened me with sexually assaulting my daughter, former teacher says

Police officers threatened me with sexually assaulting my daughter, who was brought with my wife for interrogation, said Mehmet Eren when talking about the...

Inmate details horrific conditions of prison where former police officer was found dead

The statements of a former inmate who was held in the same prison as Mustafa Kabakçıoğlu, a former police officer who was found dead...

4 Syrian refugees die in minefield at Turkish border after gendarmes allegedly open fire

Four refugees who were trying to get to the Turkish town of Kızıltepe from Al-Hasakah in Syria were killed in a mine blast on...

Wife of man abducted by Turkish intelligence arrested

Zehra Türkmen, the wife of Gökhan Türkmen, who was allegedly abducted by Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT), was arrested on October 1 to serve...

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