Human rights group reports 248 alleged Turkish torturers to German federal authorities

Human Rights Defenders (HRD) filed a criminal complaint with the Office of the German Federal Public Prosecutor (GBA) against 248 individuals including government agents...

Deputy asks for parliamentary investigation into torture claims

Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Ağrı deputy Dirayet Dilan Taşdemir has submitted an inquiry to the Turkish Parliament on claims of torture in Ankara and...

“Torture in Turkey”, former Turkish diplomat Bahadir Gülle wrote an op-ed for the Washington...

Turkey’s foreign ministry, where I used to work, was famous for its strict hierarchy. The ministry prided itself with its two-centuries-old tradition and impeccable...

Joint NGO submits observations on Turkey to UN Committee Against Torture

Five NGOs on Friday submitted a series of observations to the UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) on the implementation of Article 20 of the...
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Turkish diplomats swept up in wave of arrests report torture

At least 27 former Turkish diplomats, including one woman, have been arrested as suspects in an alleged conspiracy amid mounting evidence that many of them were...

Human Rights activist Eren Keskin: Pregnant woman subjected to a strip search and torture...

A woman who was five months into her pregnancy when she was arrested due to her alleged links to the Gülen movement was subjected...

Reuters, Turkey told by U.N. to free Academic Ismet Ozcelik and school principal Turgay...

GENEVA (Reuters) - Turkey must release two men detained over suspected links to a cleric blamed for a 2016 coup attempt and pay them...

Turkish lawyers’ group says foreign ministry staff tortured in custody

ANKARA (Reuters) - Five Turkish foreign ministry staff detained last week on suspicion of links to a failed coup three years ago have said...

Ankara Bar Association interviews former diplomats subjected to torture: report

The Ankara Bar Association on Tuesday published a report including interviews with five detainees who were subjected to torture last weekend at a detention center in...

Ex-diplomats detained over Gülen links subjected to severe torture, says deputy

Some 20 former employees of the Turkish Foreign Ministry who were among 100 detained last week as part of an investigation into alleged cheating...

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