Lawyers says torture on the rise in Turkey since 2016 coup plot

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has repeatedly said his government has a zero tolerance policy against torture, but lawyers say there has been a...

Ali Ayverdi ill prisoner diagnosed with brain tumor left to die in prison

A Turkish man, arrested on charges of post-coup charges, has passed away following a brain surgery at an Eskisehir hospital, media reported Wednesday. The arrestee,...

Saturday Mothers ask for the whereabouts of disappeared İbrahim Çelik his son Edip Çelik

Saturday Mothers ask for the whereabouts of disappeared İbrahim Çelik (50) and his son Edip Çelik (19) at the 746th gathering.   24 years ago, 50-year-old...

Man missing for more than 3 months reveals he was abducted, tortured by Turkish...

Zabit Kişi, who disappeared for more than a hundred days after he was reportedly turned over by Kazakhstan to Turkish intelligence and put on...

Saturday Mothers hold protest with wives of abducted Gülen followers

Saturday Mothers, a group of activists and relatives seeking the whereabouts of loved ones who disappeared while in police custody in the 1990s, held...

Kurdish politicians handcuffed and beaten by police in Turkey’s east

Two Kurdish co-mayors of Ağrı in eastern Turkey were subjected to excessive police force, the Diken news website reported on Wednesday. Betül Yaşar, who was...

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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