Transnational Repression

Transnational Repression

Turkey seeks extradition of 1,269 from 112 countries over alleged Gülen links

Justice Minister Yılmaz Tunç on Wednesday said the Turkish government has sought the extradition of 1,269 people living in exile in 112 countries over alleged links...

Turkish national illegally renditioned from Tajikistan detained over Gülen links 

A Turkish national who was illegally brought to Turkey from Tajikistan has been detained due to his alleged links to the Gülen movement, the...

Turkey continues to misuse INTERPOL databases to target political dissidents: report

The Turkish government, which critics say falsely registers dissidents’ passports as lost, stolen or revoked to facilitate their deportation to Turkey, where they often...

PACE reveals Turkey’s tactics in its first resolution on transnational repression

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in its first resolution condemning all forms of transnational repression as a growing threat to the rule...

Turkey uses journalists to silence critics in exile: report 

The government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, which has clamped down on media freedom at home, has now co-opted journalists working at government-friendly...

PACE committee urges action against transnational repression, reveals Turkey’s tactics

Unanimously adopting a draft resolution on May 23 based on a report by Christopher Chope (United Kingdom, EC/DA), the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe’s...

German TV documentary focuses on Erdoğan’s pursuit of dissident journalists in exile

A documentary aired on Germany’s state-run television station ZDF earlier this week tells the stories of journalists living in exile who have been added...

Businessman illegally brought to Turkey from Iraq arrested over Gülen links 

A Turkish businessman who was illegally brought to Turkey from Iraq by the National Intelligence Organization (MİT) has been arrested on terrorism charges due...

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...

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