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Far-right Turkish leader praises police violence against members of religious group

Devlet Bahçeli, the leader of Turkey’s far-right Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), has praised the excessive force used by police officers in the southern province...

Police violence against members of anti-gov’t religious group sparks outrage

Turkish police in the southern province of Adana sparked outrage when they employed batons, plastic bullets and pepper spray in what many said was...

Police prevent İstanbul street performers from singing in Kurdish

Police officers prevented four young street performers from singing in Kurdish in one of İstanbul’s popular streets, later briefly detaining them, the Mezopotamya news...

Wife of former officer claims she suffered miscarriage after police beating

Hacer Karaşal, the wife of former gendarmerie 1st Lt. Recep Karaşal, said in an interview that she suffered a miscarriage after being beaten by...

Turkish woman says police damaged property, frightened their children during house raid

A women identified only as Semiha tweeted on Tuesday night that police had raided her home to detain her husband, damaging their personal belongings and...

2 men beaten by police who raided the wrong house

Two men were beaten by narcotics police in Mersin province who allegedly raided their house by mistake, the Stockholm Center for Freedom reported on...

Police officers beat 11-year-old boy in Turkey’s Karabük province

Police in Turkey’s northwestern Karabük province on Saturday beat an 11-year-old boy who was riding by on his bicycle, the Stockholm Center for Freedom...

Police officer, neighborhood watchman beat and threaten young man in western Turkey

A police officer and a neighborhood watchman appeared to beat a young man and threaten to kill him on Monday in western Turkey’s Aydın...

Court releases 5 Boğaziçi students detained upon complaint filed by new rector

An İstanbul court has released five Boğaziçi University students who were recently detained after new rector Naci İnci filed a complaint with the police...

CHP deputy submits parliamentary question about 64-year-old man beaten by police in traffic

Levent Gök, a lawmaker from the Republican People’s Party (CHP), submitted a parliamentary question on Wednesday about an incident involving a 64-year-old man who...

Turkish police forcibly intervene in commemoration of Suruç massacre victims

Turkish police on Tuesday used rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse a group commemorating the victims of an Islamic State of Iraq and...

Amnesty condemns ban on Pride march in İstanbul, use of excessive force

Amnesty International has in a statement condemned a ban imposed by Turkish authorities on a Pride march in central İstanbul over the weekend as...

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