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More than 750 former cadets detained in Turkey as they turned 18

More than 750 former military cadets have been detained to date in 2021 over their alleged links to the Gülen movement as they turned...

Pregnant woman unlawfully arrested in Antalya for aiding families of post-coup victims

A pregnant woman was unlawfully arrested on September 30 in Turkey’s southern Antalya province for helping the families of individuals targeted by a post-coup...

ECtHR finds Turkey violated lawyer Demir’s rights to access information in prison

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) on Tuesday fined Turkey over the local prison administration’s refusal to grant a request for access to...

Teacher allegedly subjected to torture, inhumane treatment at Turkish detention center

A teacher who was detained in January 2017 was allegedly subjected for a month to torture including beatings, strip searches and threats of sexual...

Erdoğan intensifies crackdown on opponents through mass detentions

Cevheri Güven In the last two days, Turkey’s authorities have detained over 500 government critics including Kurds, Gülen movement followers and protesting university students. As...

Parents imprisoned, 11-year-old diagnosed with leukemia

Hakan Dağdeviren, an 11-year-old boy whose parents are imprisoned as part of a crackdown in Turkey targeting followers of the faith-based Gülen movement, has...

Thousands of lives ruined in continuing crackdown on Gülen movement in 2020: report

According to Human Rights Watch, the largest group targeted by Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan consists of people alleged to have links to the Gülen...

Turkey’s post-coup crackdown leaves 2 more children separated from parents

Ekrem, a one-and-a-half-year-old toddler, and his four-year-old sister Zülal became separated from not just one but both their parents when their mother was arrested...

Vague terrorism charge used to target supporters of the Gülen movement: UN special rapporteurs

The vague and imprecise charge of “membership in an armed terrorist organization” appears to be repeatedly misused to target critics of the Turkish government’s...

Former TV anchorman arrested as part of post-coup crackdown in Turkey

Erkan Akkuş, a former anchorman at the now-closed Bugün TV, has been arrested by a Turkish court as part of a post-coup crackdown. A detention...

49-year-old journalist diagnosed with cancer in prison dies 2 months after release

Mevlüt Öztaş, 49, a Turkish journalist who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in prison, died on Wednesday after he was released for health reasons...

Turkey orders detention of 141 over Gülen links in post-coup crackdown

Turkish prosecutors in Ankara, İstanbul and İzmir ordered the detention of 141 alleged followers of the faith-based Gülen movement on Tuesday in the latest...

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