Former Turkish diplomats protest torture of their colleagues in front of CoE building

A group of former Turkish diplomats gathered in front of the Council of Europe (CoE) building on Wednesday to mark the second anniversary of...

Amnesty debunks minister’s claims of lack of reports on alleged torture in Turkish jails

Recent remarks by Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu claiming a lack of Amnesty International findings or reports on alleged torture in Turkish prisons have...

Officer who served at NATO Allied Joint Force Command tortured, condemned to life in...

A Turkish Air Force lieutenant colonel who had worked as an advisor and press officer at Allied Joint Force Command Lisbon, one of NATO’s three...

Yüksel Street protestor Dersulu beaten by guards in Turkish prison

Mehmet Dersulu, a former teacher dismissed from his job by an executive decree after a coup attempt in Turkey in July 2016, was beaten...

Suspicions over alleged suicide of 17-year-old in jail grow as recording of his final...

A DVD containing recordings of the final hours of Kadir Aktar, a 17-year-old boy who allegedly committed suicide in jail, has turned out to...

Turkish soldiers allegedly torture two Iranian men at border post, killing one

Two Iranian smugglers were allegedly subjected to abuse and torture at an army post on the Iranian border in the Turkish province of Van,...

Turkish police sexually assaulted navy sergeant, threatened him with rape of his daughter

A navy sergeant in an elite special forces unit testified in court about the torture he and his colleagues suffered at the hands of...

Former district governors are being tortured at Ankara Police Department, former deputy says

Thirty-seven former district governors who have been in detention at the Ankara Police Department for the past eight days are being tortured and mistreated,...

Expelled MP Gergerlioğlu detained by police officer whose alleged acts of torture he raised...

A police officer whose alleged torture and maltreatment of detainees was exposed by Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu, a former lawmaker who was expelled from parliament...

1,182 inmates petitioned İHD about rights violations in Turkey’s prisons in 2020

The Ankara-based Human Rights Association (İHD) received petitions from a total of 1,182 inmates in 2020 in which they complained about the rights violations...

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