Female worker reveals inhumane working conditions at Dardanel fish company

A female worker revealed in an anonymous Twitter thread on November 6 the inhumane working conditions at Turkey's Dardanel fish company, sparking outrage among...

Turkish authorities issue detention warrant for police officer accused of unlawful strip-search

Turkish authorities issued a detention warrant on Tuesday for female police officer Songül Eken Kılıç for conducting an unlawful strip-search of architect Mücella Yapıcı...

Bar associations call on Erdoğan to stop targeting Istanbul Convention

In a joint statement on President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s latest remarks regarding the Istanbul Convention, eight of Turkey’s bar associations have urged him to...

Turkish women should slam anybody who mentions Istanbul Convention: Erdoğan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said that from now on, women in Turkey should react negatively to people who start their sentence with...

Women’s rights activists demand reinstatement of Istanbul Convention after 2 more femicides

Two women were murdered by their partners on Thursday, causing an outcry among women's rights activists, who demanded reinstatement of the Istanbul Convention, an...

Famous Turkish actress convicted of ‘insulting’ former soldier accused of rape

Ezgi Mola, a popular Turkish actress, was convicted on insult charges after she protested in a tweet in August 2020 the release of a...

Top court issues landmark ruling to investigate gov’t officials for negligence in femicide case

Turkey’s Constitutional Court has issued a landmark decision in the case of government officials accused of negligence in the murder of academic Serpil Erfındık,...

Turkish court denies prosecutor’s request to arrest former NCO for raping girl

A Turkish court on Thursday denied a prosecutor's request for the arrest of former noncommissioned officer (NCO) Musa Orhan for allegedly raping İpek Er,...
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3.6 million jobs lost during pandemic in Turkey with women hit hardest: report

A total of 3.6 million jobs in Turkey have been lost since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, with women the most affected, according...

I wish I would die, pregnant inmate mistreated in prison says in voice recording

Arzu Nur Özkan, an eight-months-pregnant former teacher, said the mistreatment she has endured in prison made her wish she could die, Bold Medya reported. According...

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Women’s Rights in Turkey: 2021 in Review

The year 2021 witnessed an increase in rights violations against women in Turkey, with rising numbers of femicide cases and the March 10 withdrawal...

Turkey’s Crackdown on Kurdish Political Movement: 2021 in Review

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

Torture and Inhuman Treatment in Turkey: 2021 in Review

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

Press Freedom in Turkey: 2021 in Review

The Turkish government continued to muzzle the press in 2021 in a variety of ways, including imprisoning journalists and using regulatory authorities to exert...

Turkey’s Transnational Repression: Abduction, Rendition and Forcible Return of Erdoğan Critics

Download PDF   The Stockholm Center for Freedom (SCF) on Thursday released its latest report, “Turkey’s Transnational Repression: Abduction, Rendition and Forcible Return of Erdoğan Critics,”...

Turkey’s Abuse of INTERPOL: How Erdoğan Weaponized the International Criminal Police Organization for Transnational...

Download PDF   This report focuses on how the Turkish government, under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has abused INTERPOL in a number of ways. The Erdoğan government has...

Left Behind to Die: COVID-19 in Turkish Prisons and Discrimination Against Political Prisoners

Download PDF   This report focuses on amendments made to the Law on the Execution of Sentences and Security Measures in order to decrease Turkey’s prison...

Turkey’s Judicial Council: Guarantor or Annihilator of Judicial Independence

Download PDF   This report focuses on Turkey’s top judicial administrative body (HSK, previously HSYK) and the country’s judicial architecture. It provides an assessment of the...

Human rights in Turkey: 2020 in review

Download PDF   This report highlights the most important developments in the area of human rights in Turkey during the year 2020. Rising pressure on the...

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...