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2019 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Turkey

2019 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Turkey

Executive Summary Turkey is a constitutional republic with an executive presidential system and a 600-seat parliament. The unicameral parliament (the...
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Turkish authorities must restore judicial independence and stop targeting and silencing human rights defenders

Turkish authorities must restore judicial independence and stop targeting and silencing human rights defenders

Caglayan Justice Palace, Istanbul - © OVKNHR / Shutterstock.com In a report published today, the Council of Europe Commissioner for...
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My forehead/conscience is Clear

My forehead/conscience is Clear

Watch the moving testimony of Selin Senol-Akin, the wife of Kemal, an innocent navy officer who has been wrongfully imprisoned...
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Turkey: Concerns for Disappeared Men Now in Police Custody

Turkey: Concerns for Disappeared Men Now in Police Custody

(London) – The Turkish authorities’ decision to deny lawyers access to four men, who were forcibly disappeared in February 2019, but are...
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TURKEY: INVESTIGATE WHEREABOUTS OF TWO MISSING MEN: GÖKHAN TÜRKMEN AND MUSTAFA YILMAZ

TURKEY: INVESTIGATE WHEREABOUTS OF TWO MISSING MEN: GÖKHAN TÜRKMEN AND MUSTAFA YILMAZ

Gökhan Türkmen and Mustafa Yılmaz have been missing since 7 and 19 February 2019 respectively and are suspected to have...
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Turkey: IBAHRI and ICJ observe criminal trial on ‘Gezi Park’ protests

Turkey: IBAHRI and ICJ observe criminal trial on ‘Gezi Park’ protests

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) have jointly sent international observers to attend the first...
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Growing Number Of Turkish Military Officers Seek Asylum In The U.S.

Growing Number Of Turkish Military Officers Seek Asylum In The U.S.

More than two dozen ex-Turkish military officers are in the U.S. seeking asylum — afraid they'll be jailed if they...
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European Commission Turkey 2019 Report

European Commission Turkey 2019 Report

Many human rights defenders, civil society activists, media, academics, politicians, doctors, lawyers, judges and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex...
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Turkish lawyers’ group says foreign ministry staff tortured in custody

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...
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IBAHRI and ATI pen letter to Turkey’s President condemning conviction of 11 medical professionals

IBAHRI and ATI pen letter to Turkey’s President condemning conviction of 11 medical professionals

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute(IBAHRI), in conjunction with the Anti-Torture Initiative (ATI), has written to Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, condemning...
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