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More than 5,000 people mistreated or tortured in Turkey in 2021: report

 Cases of human rights violations in Turkey last year included 5,488 incidents of torture or mistreatment, with 1,414 of them taking place in prisons,...

Turkey’s Human Rights Association, Afghan activist granted 2022 Int’l Hrant Dink Award

The Human Rights Association (İHD), a prominent NGO monitoring human rights violations in Turkey since 1986, and Afghan human rights activist Shaharzad Akbar have...

Prominent Turkish human rights activist acquitted of terrorism charges

A Turkish court has acquitted Öztürk Türkdoğan, co-chair of Turkey’s oldest human rights group, the Human Rights Association (İHD), of charges of membership in...

Ministry sues family of man who died in crash involving military vehicle

The Turkish Interior Ministry has filed a lawsuit for damages in the amount of $290,823 against the family of Fikri Demirbaş, who died in...

HDP lawmaker belatedly receives prestigious human rights award

Human rights defender and lawmaker from the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu has received the 19th Ayşe Nur Zarakolu Freedom of...

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...

1,182 inmates petitioned İHD about rights violations in Turkey’s prisons in 2020

The Ankara-based Human Rights Association (İHD) received petitions from a total of 1,182 inmates in 2020 in which they complained about the rights violations...

Rights association calls for release of elderly, ailing woman from prison

Turkey's Human Rights Association has called for the release from prison of an elderly Kurdish woman who suffers from various health problems, saying her...

Turkey detains pro-Kurdish party officials, renowned rights activist

Turkish police on Friday detained dozens of pro-Kurdish party officials and a renowned human rights activist, as prosecutors increase the pressure on the country's...

Turkish security forces killed 5, injured 10 in SE Turkey in 2020: rights group

Turkey's Human Rights Association (İHD) on Thursday published a report on rights violations in Kurdish-majority southeastern Turkey in 2020, saying that security forces killed...

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...

Ankara’s detention of lawyers draws global outcry

International lawyers associations and rights groups have voiced concern over the recent detention of 60 lawyers by Ankara, saying they had been doing their...

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