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ECtHR condemns Turkey over Amnesty activist’s ‘unlawful’ detention

The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday condemned Turkey over the arrest in 2017 of the head of the Turkish branch of rights...

80K inmates who benefited from temporary release due to pandemic to return to prison

A temporary release to ease overcrowding in Turkish prisons during the coronavirus pandemic that was announced in April 2020, affecting some 90,000 prisoners, will...

Amnesty condemns ban on Pride march in İstanbul, use of excessive force

Amnesty International has in a statement condemned a ban imposed by Turkish authorities on a Pride march in central İstanbul over the weekend as...

Anniversary of Turkey-EU deal offers warning against further dangerous migration deals: AI

Ahead of the fifth anniversary of the EU-Turkey deal on migration on March 18, Amnesty International called on EU leaders to turn away from failed...

Kavala, Demirtaş’s continued imprisonment makes mockery of Erdogan’s rights plan: AI

Prominent rights group the Amnesty International’s (AI) Europe Director Nils Muižnieks has said Turkey’s failure to release Turkish philanthropist Osman Kavala and Kurdish politician...

Amnesty calls on CoE to tackle systemic failures enabling arbitrary detention of Kavala, Demirtaş

In a public letter addressed to the foreign ministers of Council of Europe (CoE) member states, Amnesty International on Tuesday asked for their support for...

Turkish prosecutors say no need to investigate disappearance of former bureaucrat

Turkish prosecutors in the northwestern province of Kocaeli have announced that there is no reason to investigate the disappearance of Hüseyin Galip Küçüközyiğit, a...

2 migrants were shot dead at Turkey-Greece border, says Amnesty: report

Two migrants were shot dead last month as they tried to enter Greece from Turkey after Ankara “recklessly encouraged” thousands of migrants to cross the border to...

Turkish release bill should not discriminate against political prisoners: Amnesty

Amnesty International has published an online petition to Turkish authorities, urging them to avoid an exclusion of political prisoners from the scope of a bill aimed...

Amnesty, 26 NGOs call on Turkish gov’t to release political prisoners amid coronavirus crisis

Amnesty International and 26 other rights groups and civil society organizations from Turkey and around the world on Monday released a joint statement calling for the release...

Turkish court delays verdict in coup-related trial of 11 rights activists: report

A Turkish court has delayed its verdict in the case of 11 rights activists arrested in 2017 on terror charges, BBC reported. In an unexpected move,...

Prosecutor demands terror conviction for Amnesty’s honorary Turkey chairman

Prosecutors on Wednesday called for Amnesty International's honorary Turkey chairman to be convicted of membership in a terrorist group, meaning up to 15 years in prison,...

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