Transnational Repression

Transnational Repression

Transnational Repression

US congressional commission tackles Turkey’s human rights record

The Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, a bipartisan body within the US House of Representatives, held a hearing on Tuesday to address the human...

Belgium convicts Turkish hit team in absentia for foiled assassination attempt

A Belgian appeals court has convicted in absentia two members of a Turkish hit team who authorities say were preparing for attacks on Remzi...

Racist attacks by ultranationalist Turks in Belgium leave several Kurds seriously injured

A large group of ultranationalist Turks launched a racist attack on Kurdish families returning to their homes in the Belgian towns of Houthalen-Helchteren and...
Human Rights Watch

Turkish authorities continue to engage in transnational repression, says HRW report

Turkish authorities have continued the practice of organizing the abduction and rendition to Turkey of individuals with alleged links to the Gülen movement, Human...

Exiled journalist testifies on Turkey’s transnational repression at US Congress

Abdülhamit Bilici, the former editor-in-chief of the now-closed Zaman daily, has given a testimony on the Turkish government’s transnational repression at a congressional hearing...

INTERPOL does not name system abusers in order to preserve int’l police cooperation: secretary...

Jürgen Stock, the secretary general of INTERPOL, said in a recent “60 Minutes” interview on CBS News that while the organization is aware of abuses of...

Turkey’s Transnational Repression: 2023 in Review

Since a coup attempt in July 2016, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s long arm has reached tens of thousands of Turkish citizens abroad. From...

Activist testifies before US congressional subcommittee on Turkey’s transnational repression

Enes Kanter Freedom, an activist and former NBA basketball player, on Wednesday testified before a subcommittee of the Committee on Homeland Security of the...

Academic critical of Erdoğan feared arrest, deportation to Turkey during Malaysia visit

Dr. Ahmet T. Kuru, a prominent Turkish-American academic and critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has said he was harassed by policemen in...

Turkey abducts two alleged Gülen followers from Algeria

Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT) has renditioned two men from Algeria as part of its international abduction campaign against alleged members of the faith-based...

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Human Rights in Turkey: 2023 in Review

The Stockholm Center for Freedom (SCF) today released its latest report "Human Rights in Turkey: 2023 in Review," which highlights the most important developments...

Hate speech and hate crimes against Syrian refugees in Turkey

The Stockholm Center for Freedom (SCF) has released its latest report, “Hate speech and hate crimes against Syrian refugees in Turkey,” a study that...

Human Rights in Turkey: 2022 in Review

Download PDF This report highlights the most important developments in the area of human rights in Turkey during the year 2022. Authoritarianism continued to gain ground...

Pushbacks of Turkish asylum seekers from Greece to Turkey: Violation of the principle of...

Download PDF   This report focuses on how illegal pushbacks by Greek authorities have devastating consequences on Turkish asylum seekers upon their return to Turkey. In recent years...

Turkey’s Transnational Repression: Abuse of asset freezing mechanisms under the pretext of prevention of...

Download PDF This report focuses on how the Turkish government’s decisions to freeze assets based on the pretext of preventing the financing of terrorism have...

Rule of Law(lessness) in Erdoğan’s Turkey

Download PDF This report focuses on how the criminal prosecutions and trials conducted on charges of terrorism since a coup attempt in Turkey in 2016...

Human rights in Turkey: 2021 in review

Download PDF   This report highlights the most important developments in the area of human rights in Turkey during the year 2021. Increasing pressure on the...
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Turkey’s Transnational Repression: Abduction, Rendition and Forcible Return of Erdoğan Critics

Download PDF   This report focuses on how the Turkish government under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has used extrajudicial and illegal methods for the forcible transfer...