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115 Turkish journalists subjected to violence, 241 appeared before a judge in 2021: report

One hundred fifteen journalists were subjected to physical violence in Turkey last year, and three out of every five journalists have received threats during...

Main opposition leader vows to release Kavala, Demirtaş if he comes to power

Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has promised to release Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtaş and philanthropist Osman Kavala from jail...

Erdoğan supporters discuss on Clubhouse how to exterminate political prisoners

Audio records of a chatroom on social media app Clubhouse revealed a conversation among supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on how to...

20,333 inmates in Turkish prisons have university degrees, a 151 pct increase since 2016

The number of inmates with university degrees in Turkey increased more than twofold between 2016 and 2020, reaching 20,333, according to the data released...

Mother of three suffering from thyroid cancer arrested for Gülen links

Gülden Aşık, a mother of three who suffers from thyroid cancer, was arrested on Wednesday after being sentenced to six years, three months in...

PACE refers to jailed pro-Kurdish party MPs as ‘political prisoners’

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), of which Turkey is a member, has passed a resolution referring the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic...

50 have died of COVID-19 in Turkey’s jails since start of pandemic: prison authority

A top Turkish prison authority has said 50 inmates have died of COVID-19 in Turkey’s jails since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in...

Political prisoners arbitrarily denied parole in Van Prison

Political prisoners who are eligible for parole are arbitrarily denied release in southeastern Van Prison, the Stockholm Center for Freedom reported, citing the Association...

Prison parole boards discriminate against political prisoners, says HDP deputy

Prison parole boards discriminate against political prisoners, Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Züleyha Gülüm claimed in a parliamentary question to Justice Minister Abdülhamit Gül,...

Germany urges Turkey to release Demirtaş, Kavala as part of human rights action plan

The German Federal Foreign Office has called on the Turkish government to immediately release its political prisoners, some of whom are in jail despite...

Turkey’s political prisoners denied parole

Cevheri Güven Journalists, Gülen movement followers and Kurds who are imprisoned in Turkey on politically motivated charges are now faced with a new challenge as...

Erdoğan gives cold shoulder to aide’s remarks on release of Arınç, Kavala

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has declined to support the remarks of one of his aides who called for the release of political prisoners...

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