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Turkey’s top court finds rights violations in 11,830 applications in 2021

Turkey’s Constitutional Court found at least one violation of human rights in each of 11,830 applications in 2021, according to updated statistics announced by...

Human rights violations cannot be considered the internal affairs of a country, says former ECtHR judge

Former European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) judge Rıza Türmen said human rights violations are not the internal affairs of a country and that...

[Opinion] ‘Midnight Express’ and Turkey’s ‘enemy criminal law’

Türkmen Terzi  The 1978 prison drama film “Midnight Express” tells the story of young American student Bill Hayes, who spent five years in various Turkish...

Turkey Tribunal working on complaint to be submitted to Int’l Criminal Court

The Turkey Tribunal, a civil society-led, symbolic international tribunal, said it had started working on a complaint to be filed with the International Criminal...

Violation of women journalists’ rights continues in Turkey

The violation of women journalists’ rights in Turkey continued in September, according to a monthly report released by the Coalition For Women In Journalism (CFWIJ),...

Pregnant woman unlawfully arrested in Antalya for aiding families of post-coup victims

A pregnant woman was unlawfully arrested on September 30 in Turkey’s southern Antalya province for helping the families of individuals targeted by a post-coup...

Critically ill woman sent to prison after authorities refuse to postpone her sentence

Turkish authorities have refused to postpone the execution of the prison sentence of critically ill Ayşe Özdoğan, 34, who was arrested on Saturday and...

Turkish authorities seize bank account of Yüksel Street protestor

Turkish authorities seized the bank account of Nazan Bozkurt, a former public servant summarily fired from her job by an executive decree in 2017,...

[Opinion] Show in New York, reality in Geneva

Türkmen Terzi Several prominent world leaders have failed to make an appearance at this year’s UN General Assembly, which started on Tuesday. Due to rising...

British MPs ask gov’t to take more active stance on rights violations in Turkey

Fifty-three lawmakers in the British Parliament have in a letter expressed concern about widespread human rights violations in Turkey and called on the UK...

Turkey has returned to dark days of ’90s during 18-year-long AKP rule, report reveals

There have been gross human rights violations, a regression in freedom of speech and a return to the dark days of the 1990s, which...

‘Turkey Tribunal’ established to adjudicate human rights violations, raise int’l awareness

A “Turkey Tribunal” has been established to adjudicate recent human rights violations in Turkey including torture, abductions, shortcomings in freedom of the press, freedom...

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