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...

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...

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...

Turkey’s political prisoners at grave risk from COVID-19

Turkey’s parliament has approved a bill that releases certain categories of prisoners in an effort to prevent an outbreak of COVID-19. Now thieves and...

Grup Yorum Member İbrahim Gökçek Ends His Death Fast

Grup Yorum music band has released a statement and announced that its bass guitarist İbrahim Gökçek has ended his death fast on the 323rd...

BORN AND RAISED IN PRISON: TURKEY’S CAPTIVE CHILDREN

International human rights standards are increasingly understood to require special and improved care for women prisoners with children. Pregnant women, women in the post-partum...

Turkey: Prison release law leaves innocent and vulnerable prisoners at risk of COVID-19

Responding to the passing of a new law which is expected to allow for the early release of up to 100,000 prisoners in the...

Torture Suspects