Transnational Repression

Transnational Repression

Transnational Repression

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...

Pro-Erdoğan daily targets yet another Turkish journalist living in exile 

A Turkish journalist living in exile in the United States has been targeted by a pro-government newspaper that revealed his home address and published...

UN Working Group urges Turkish gov’t to end enforced disappearances

The UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances urged Ankara “to prevent and terminate enforced disappearances,” in its annual report on enforced or involuntary...

Turkey, Cambodia called on to implement UN body decision on expelled educator

The New York-based Journalists and Writers Foundation (JWF) has called on the governments of Turkey and Cambodia to implement a decision against the Kingdom...

Kosovo grants asylum to Turkish educator who escaped MİT abduction attempt

Uğur Toksoy, a Turkish national allegedly affiliated with the Gülen movement, was granted asylum in Kosovo after escaping an attempted abduction by Turkey's National...

European judges association, Belgian law firm, NGO take Turkey’s alleged crimes against humanity to...

A law firm and two nongovernmental organizations advocating human rights and the rule of law have sent a communication to the International Criminal Court...

Turkish diplomats spied on critics in Argentina, documents reveal

Judicial documents have confirmed that Turkish educators, representatives of local associations and businessmen living in Argentina were profiled by Turkish diplomats and reported to...

Turkish gov’t requests that Kosovo extradite alleged members of Gülen movement

The Turkish government requested that the Kosovo administration extradite alleged members of the Gülen movement, during a visit to the country by Turkish Foreign...

In contrast to what Pakistan did, Spain refuse to extradite author to Turkey

As reactions mount against Pakistan government which deported Turkish teacher Mesut Kaçmaz (43) and his family to Turkey despite of the fact that the...

Turkey’s Transnational Repression: 2022 in Review

Turkey’s efforts at transnational repression against critics abroad did not wind down in 2022. On the contrary, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s government devised new...

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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...