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Woman abducted and raped by NCO in southeast Turkey dies in hospital after attempting...

An 18-year-old-woman who was abducted and raped by a noncommissioned officer (NCO) for 20 days in the southeastern city of Batman has died in...

Strip search of women in Turkey used for humiliation, witness testimonies show

The testimony of an increasing number of women detained on terrorism charges shows that Turkish security forces use strip searches unlawfully and systematically in...

Turkish women raise their voices against possible withdrawal from Istanbul Convention

Amid the fear of Turkey’s possible withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention, a Council of Europe treaty designed to prevent violence and domestic abuse against...

Turkey shaken by brutal killings of 3 women in a single day

Three women in Turkey were brutally murdered by men on Tuesday, sending shockwaves across the country at a time when domestic violence has become...

MP brings case of young Kurdish woman murdered in Afrin to Turkish Parliament

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on June 7 that a young Kurdish woman was found dead in Al-Fayraziyah village near the...

Woman with 10-day-old baby arrested in southeastern city of Diyarbakır

Eylem Oyunlu, the mother of a 10-day-old baby and a 2-year-old toddler, has been arrested in the southeastern city of Diyarbakır on charges of...
Ceyran family

Woman jailed with 2-year-old son on trumped-up terrorism charges appeals for justice

Emine Ceyran (35), who is in prison with her two-year-old son on trumped-up terrorism charges, in a letter to human rights defender and pro-Kurdish...

Woman detained over links to Gülen movement after giving birth

A woman was detained less than 24 hours after delivering a baby yesterday for alleged affiliation with the Gülen movement, a faith-based group inspired...

Women’s rights movements, Turkish Twitter users fight back as release law, COVID-19 crisis spur...

The number of Turkish women suffering from domestic violence surged after some 90,000 convicts were freed under an early release law and the onset...

3-year-old prescribed psychiatric medication after mother locked up on bogus terrorism charges

Hülya Bayden, 31, said in a letter to pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy and rights activist Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu that her 3-year-old daughter...

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The Year in Review: Crackdown on the Kurdish Political Movement

The Turkish government continued its efforts to criminalize the Kurdish political movement with a view to weakening the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Turkey’s...

The Year in Review: Press Freedom

The Turkish government continued to muzzle the press in 2020 in a variety of ways, including imprisoning journalists, eliminating media outlets, overseeing the purchase...

The Year in Review: Torture and Inhuman Treatment

Turkey has experienced a marked resurgence of torture and ill-treatment in custody over the past five years and especially since a coup attempt on...

The Year in Review: Minority and Refugee Rights

Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and his key ally, leader of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Devlet Bahçeli, continued to use a divisive ultranationalist...

The Year in Review: Women’s Rights

The year 2020 has witnessed an increase in rights violations against women in Turkey, with rising numbers of femicide cases amid discussions of withdrawing...

Erdogan’s Long Arm: The Case of Senegal

Download PDF Turkey has expanded its witch hunt against critics to the West African nation of Senegal, specifically targeting members of the Gülen movement, using...

Clampdown on foreign journalists in Turkey

Download PDF   Turkey, the most notorious country in the world in terms of jailing journalists, with 237 currently behind bars, has also come after foreign...

Free Thought under Siege in Turkey: the Crackdown on Education

Download PDF   - Crackdown on education sector in Turkey victimized nearly 100,000 teachers and academics The crackdown on critical thinking in Turkey with an unprecedented witch...

‘Erdoğan’s Long Arm: The Case of Sweden’

Download PDF   Turkey has expanded its witch hunt against critics to Sweden, using government institutions, affiliated NGOs and operatives, a report released by the Stockholm Center...

Kurdish political movement under crackdown in Turkey: The case of the HDP

Download PDF - New report highlights crackdown on Kurdish political movement in Turkey The Kurdish political movement has come under intense pressure from the current government...