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 its 2017 periodic visit and 2019 ad hoc visit to Turkey. The main objective of the
ANKARA (Reuters) – Five Turkish foreign ministry staff detained last week on suspicion of links to a failed coup three years ago have said they have been tortured and mistreated in custody, the Ankara Lawyers’ Bar Association said on Tuesday.
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 the conviction of 11 members of the Turkish Medical Association (TMA) Central Council on terrorism charges. Signed by the IBAHRI Co-Chairs,
Since 15th of July; 2,099 schools and dormitories were shut down, the number of detained people is 122.000, the number of arrested people is 65.600. They are officers, reporters, lawyers, judges, teachers, academicians, even football players. They are arrested, tortured, jailed for very simple reasons.
The present report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) provides an overview of key human rights concerns in Turkey in the period between January and December 2017, with a focus on the consequences
We would like to inform you about the heartbreaking story of Colonel Adnan Cetin, the last victim in a series of prison deaths in Turkey during the prolonged state of emergency. This state of emergency has led to a massive
The UN Special Rapporteur on torture, Nils Melzer, expressed serious concerns about the rising allegations of torture and other ill-treatment in Turkish police custody since the end of his official visit to the country in December 2016.
There was an increase in cases of torture and other ill-treatment reported in police detention, from curfew areas in southeast Turkey and then more markedly in Ankara and Istanbul in the immediate aftermath of the coup attempt. Investigations into abuses were