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...

Turkish intelligence agency MIT’s secret rendition flight and black torture site exposed: report

Turkey’s National Intelligence Agency (Milli İstihbarat Teşkilatı, or MİT) operated a secret rendition flight and initiated a torture session on the spy plane when...

HRW on Kurdish villagers thrown from helicopter: Authorities may already be engaged in a...

In a statement on the case of two Kurdish villagers allegedly thrown from a military helicopter in Turkey’s eastern province of Van, Human Rights...

Kurdish villager thrown from military helicopter succumbs to his injuries

A Kurdish villager who was allegedly thrown from a military helicopter in Turkey’s eastern province of Van succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday after...

Turkish authorities should investigate allegations of villagers thrown from helicopter: Amnesty International

Turkish authorities should investigate claims of the torture and ill-treatment of two villagers, Osman  Şiban (50) and Servet Turgut (55), who were allegedly thrown...

39 lawyers charged with terrorism for reporting torture in Turkish prisons

Thirty-nine lawyers detained on September 11 have been charged with terrorism for reporting the torture their clients were subjected to in prison, according to...

Kurdish villager allegedly thrown from helicopter forcibly taken to military hospital, lawyers say: report

Turkish police on Tuesday took Osman Şiban, a Kurdish villager allegedly tortured by soldiers and thrown from a helicopter, from his home to a...
Müberra and Murat Boşcu

Couple subjected to electroshock, beatings, inhumane treatment at Turkish detention center

Müberra and Murat Boşcu, who were detained on October 17, 2016, were subjected  to torture including electroshocks, beatings and strip searches as well as...

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