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Rights advocates slam journalists for claiming ‘systematic torture no longer exists in Turkey’

Two Turkish journalists who are critical of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) have come under fire for arguing that “systematic torture no...

Court convicts former Amnesty Turkey leaders on terror charges: report

Amnesty International Turkey said two of its former leaders were convicted on terrorism charges by an İstanbul court on Friday in a case reflecting...

Turkish court delays verdict in coup-related trial of 11 rights activists: report

A Turkish court has delayed its verdict in the case of 11 rights activists arrested in 2017 on terror charges, BBC reported. In an unexpected move,...

2 out of 10 imprisoned rights activists released on probation

An İstanbul court on Tuesday released rights activists Nejat Taştan and Şeyhmus Özbekli, who were among 10 rights activists, including Amnesty International’s Turkey Director...

Pro-gov’t daily claims rights activists were plotting coup attempt on Büyükada

One of the staunchly pro-government dailies in Turkey, Güneş, claimed on Friday that a group of human rights activists were plotting a coup attempt...

Jagland expresses concern over arrest of rights activists in Turkey

Thorbjørn Jagland, the secretary-general of the Council of Europe, has expressed his concerns to Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım over the arrest of six...

[UPDATE] FM Çavuşoğlu to Gabriel: Turkey will not submit to threat, blackmail

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has reacted to a Thursday statement by Foreign Minister of Germany Sigmar Gabriel concerning the arrest of German human...

İstanbul court arrests 6 rights activists including Amnesty Turkey director

Six human rights activists, including Amnesty International’s (AI) Turkey director İdil Eser, who were detained on July 5 during a workshop at a hotel...

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