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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes two reports on Turkey

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has published today the reports on...

Female officer in Turkish Army raped in detention by Turkish police had to abort pregnancy

A female officer who had served in the Turkish army, NATO’s second largest, had to have an abortion after she was raped in police...

Doctor recounts details of brutal torture of Turkish soldiers after 2016 coup

A medical doctor who was assigned to a large detention center in Ankara a few days after a coup attempt in July 2016 has...

Torture on the rise in Erdogan’s Turkey

Reports of human rights atrocities in Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Turkey are growing, with victims speaking out on forced disappearances and murder. Erhan Dogan, a 39-year-old...

Nuriye Gülmen, dismissed academic, symbol of resistance, arrested by Turkish court

Nuriye Gülmen, who became a symbol of resistance against the Turkish government’s authoritarian practices after going on a hunger strike for nearly a year,...

Prosecutor rules no need for probe into death of teacher Gökhan Açıkkollu tortured in custody

The İstanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office has once again ruled that there is no need to investigate the death of teacher Gökhan Açıkkollu, who...