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Turkey has deported hundreds of refugees to Syria: HRW

Turkish authorities arbitrarily arrested, detained and deported hundreds of Syrian refugee men and boys to Syria between February and July 2022, Human Rights Watch...

Turkish gov’t should not deport 2 detained Turkmen activists at risk of torture: Human Rights Watch

The Turkish government should halt any plans to deport two detained Turkmen activists to Turkmenistan, where they will be at grave risk of arbitrary...

EU should make human rights core in agenda with Turkey: HRW

Philippe Dam, advocacy director for Human Rights Watch Europe and Central Asia division, has called on EU officials to send a clear message to...

3 int’l rights groups call on CoE to take action against Turkey due to non-compliance with Kavala ruling

Three international rights groups have called on the Council of Europe to start infringement proceedings against Turkey over the country’s failure to release prominent...

Rights group slams Turkey’s illegal transfer of Syrian detainees

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday condemned the illegal transfer to Turkey of more than 60 Syrians arrested by Turkey and its local proxies in...

Turkish airstrike in northern Iraq disregarded civilians: Human Rights Watch

A Turkish military attack on an armed Iranian group in the Kurdistan region of Iraq in late June 2020 failed to take adequate precautions...

Turkish gov’t aims to diminish bar associations’ role as human rights watchdogs: HRW

The Turkish government’s plan to allow for multiple bar associations appears calculated to divide the legal profession along political lines and diminish the biggest...

Council of Europe should urge Turkey to release jailed businessman Kavala: HRW

The Council of Europe Committee of Ministers should issue a decision at its June 4, 2020 meeting directing Turkey to release human rights defender...

Turkey’s early release law discriminates against political prisoners: HRW

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday criticized Turkey for discriminating against political prisoners in its early release law enacted to ease overcrowding in prisons...

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...

Turkey’s attempt to protect inmates from coronavirus must include political prisoners: HRW

Turkey’s efforts to protect prisoners amid the coronavirus outbreak should include all inmates, including those charged with violation of anti-terror laws, which may include strong opposition...

Turkey’s removal of Kurdish mayors violates voters’ rights: HRW

Turkey’s removal and arrest of multiple democratically elected Kurdish mayors across southeastern Turkey violates voters’ rights, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a press statement on...

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