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Families complain of arbitrary restriction on drinking water in Istanbul’s Silivri Prison

Families of inmates in Istanbul’s Silivri Prison, notorious for its high number of political prisoners, complained yesterday on Twitter that inmates’ drinking water was...

Female inmates subject to disciplinary action in Kocaeli prison for chanting name of dead prisoner

A total of 15 female prisoners in Kocaeli Kandıra F-Type Prison were subjected to disciplinary action for chanting Kurdish slogans and the name of...

Inmates in Turkish prisons complain of lack of heating and inadequate amount of food

Amid an economic downturn inmates in Turkish prisons have complained that new austerity measures introduced by the government in June have resulted in a...

Turkey to lift ban on contact visitation in prisons

Turkish Justice Minister Abdülhamit Gül has said a ban on contact visitation in prisons that went into force in March 2020 due to the...

Inmates subjected to mistreatment in Diyarbakır prisons: report

A recent report jointly prepared by two Turkish human rights organizations has revealed that inmates were subjected to strip-searches, insults and battery in prisons...

Prison in northern Turkey unlawfully denies parole to inmates arrested over Gülen links

Inmates arrested for links to the Gülen movement are being denied release by the Amasya E Type medium security prison in northern Turkey despite...

‘Human tragedy’ unfolding in Turkish prisons, says jailed Kurdish leader

Selahattin Demirtaş, the imprisoned former chair of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), described the current situation in Turkey's prisons as a "human tragedy"...

39 inmates with COVID-19 held together in one ward at Silivri Prison: report

Thirty-nine prisoners with COVID-19 are being held in the same ward at Turkey’s notorious Silivri Prison, which houses some 23,000 inmates, according to the Gazete Duvar...

44 inmates in İstanbul’s Silivri Prison test positive for COVID-19

Forty-four inmates in İstanbul’s Silivri Prison have tested positive for COVID-19, the chief public prosecutor’s office announced on Friday, the Gazete Duvar news website reported. Two of...

Bar association reports ill treatment of inmates by guards in Turkey’s east

The Diyarbakır Bar Association has announced that scores of inmates in a high security prison in eastern Elazığ province were physically battered by guards, the Artı Gerçek...

Turkey’s top court says banning Kurdish publications in prisons violates freedom of expression

Turkey’s Constitutional Court on Tuesday said preventing inmates’ access to certain newspapers and magazines is a “violation of freedom of expression,” the Artı Gerçek news website...

[VIDEO] Pro-gov’t journalist suggests killing family members of jailed Gülen followers

Journalist Cem Küçük, a staunch supporter of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, suggested during a live TV program on Monday that Turkish intelligence should...

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