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Diyarbakır Bar takes legal action over human skeletons found at former JİTEM base

The Diyarbakır Bar Association announced on Thursday that it has started the process to determine the identity of human skeletons found during work at...

Opposition MP questions role of public officers in enforced disappearances in Turkey

The role of public officers in the enforced disappearances of the last two years has been taken to the Turkish parliament by Filiz Kerestecioğlu,...

Turkish couple in exile protests enforced disappearances in front of European rights court

A Turkish couple living in Europe started a five-day protest on Wednesday in front of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) to draw...

Amnesty debunks minister’s claims of lack of reports on alleged torture in Turkish jails

Recent remarks by Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu claiming a lack of Amnesty International findings or reports on alleged torture in Turkish prisons have...

1,388 people victims of enforced disappearance in Turkey since 1980: rights group

At least 1,388 people have been victims of enforced disappearance in Turkey in the last 40 years, with most of the cases taking place...

Enforced disappearances worryingly common in Turkey, say human rights activists

Enforced disappearances are becoming worryingly common in Turkey, and most disappearances are not effectively investigated by prosecutors, said an international group of human rights...

Ankara police accused of abducting 3 university students in broad daylight

Ankara police have been accused of abducting three university students today and abandoning them in distant parts of the city after threatening and beating...

Enforced disappearances in Turkey: an old habit or a new trend?

Turkey has a long history of state-sponsored abductions and enforced disappearances, particularly in the 1980s and 1990s. At the beginning of this century, this grim...

Man allegedly abducted by Turkish intel in İstanbul recounts details of torture

Gökhan Güneş, who returned home nearly a week after he was allegedly abducted by Turkish intelligence officers in broad daylight in İstanbul, has said...

Online event sheds light on Turkey’s enforced disappearances

The Turkey Tribunal, a civil society-led symbolic international tribunal to review and deliver judgment on Turkey’s human rights record, held a webinar on Wednesday...

NGO report sheds light on Turkey’s enforced disappearances

Solidarity with OTHERS, a Brussels-based human rights group, on Tuesday released a report on allegations of enforced disappearance in Turkey since 2016. The report, titled...

HRW calls on Turkish officials to investigate enforced disappearance, torture claims

Turkish authorities should urgently carry out an effective investigation into credible testimony from a man in pretrial detention that state agents forcibly disappeared him...

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