2,694 people killed, 3,145 mistreated or tortured in Turkey in 2021: report

An annual report on human rights violations in Turkey, drafted by main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) lawmaker Sezgin Tanrıkulu, has revealed 2,694 deaths...

Lawyers’ report on torture in police custody not published, causes rift in bar association

A report by lawyers from the Ankara Bar Association’s human rights committee on allegations of torture made by detainees held at a police detention...

Garibe Gezer, found dead in her cell, was beaten and sexually harassed by prison...

Haşim Gezer, the brother of Garibe Gezer, who was found dead in a prison cell in December, said his sister was beaten and sexually...

Detainees subjected to torture in Ankara police custody: report

People who were detained due to alleged links to the Gülen movement were subjected to torture at a police detention center in Ankara, the TR724...

European rights court fines Turkey for unlawful strip-search in prison

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has faulted Turkey for violating the private and family life of Elif Kaya, who was subjected to...

Torture and Inhuman Treatment in Turkey: 2021 in Review

Turkey has experienced a marked resurgence of torture and ill-treatment in custody over the past six years and especially since a coup attempt on...

2 men beaten by police who raided the wrong house

Two men were beaten by narcotics police in Mersin province who allegedly raided their house by mistake, Mezopotamya news agency reported on Thursday. İsmail and...

HDP deputies accuse gov’t of turning a blind eye to torture in prison

Female deputies from the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) at a Saturday press conference in parliament criticized the Turkish government turning a blind eye to...

Civil servant abducted by Turkish intelligence forced to testify against opposition deputies while in...

Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu, a deputy from the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), said during budget talks on Friday that a man who was abducted and...

Turkey’s top court fines gov’t for torture in 5 cases, demands investigation into perpetrators

Turkey’s Constitutional Court ruled in favor of applicants who claimed that they had faced torture and inhuman treatment in five different cases and ordered...

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