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Opposition MP faces investigation due to tweet on Armenian Remembrance Day

Turkish prosecutors have launched an investigation into an opposition lawmaker on allegations of insulting the Turkish state in a tweet he posted on April...

148 people including 5 inmates died, 281 maltreated or tortured in Turkey in March: rights report

Cases of human rights violations in Turkey in March included 148 deaths and 281 incidents of torture or maltreatment, with 51 of them taking...

Turks file more than 2.6 mln complaints with Turkish presidency in 3 years

A senior government official has stated that Turkish citizens have filed 2,671,976 complaints with the Presidential Communications Center (CİMER) in three years, the BirGün...

2,694 people killed, 3,145 mistreated or tortured in Turkey in 2021: report

An annual report on human rights violations in Turkey, drafted by main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) lawmaker Sezgin Tanrıkulu, has revealed 2,694 deaths...

Vice president declines to disclose number of vehicles used by Erdoğan

Turkey’s vice president has refused to disclose the exact number of vehicles used by Turkey’s presidential palace in response to a parliamentary question from...

Civil servant abducted by Turkish intelligence forced to testify against opposition deputies while in detention

Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu, a deputy from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), said during budget talks on Friday that a man who was abducted and...

62 people subjected to torture in Turkish prisons in February: report

Sixty-two people were subjected to torture and ill treatment in Turkish prisons last month, according to the monthly Rights Violations Report prepared by Sezgin Tanrıkulu,...

More than 27,000 people subjected to torture, maltreatment under AKP rule, report reveals

A report drafted by a main opposition party deputy detailing incidents of torture and maltreatment in Turkey since the Justice and Development Party (AKP)...

43 people killed, 240 maltreated, tortured in Turkey in December 2020: report

Cases of human rights violations in Turkey in December included 43 deaths and 240 incidents of torture and maltreatment, with 143 of them taking...

Journalist not released from prison despite serving required time, opposition deputy says

A Turkish journalist who was given a prison sentence of six years, three months on terrorism charges is not being released from prison despite...

At least 721 journalists arrested between 2002 and 2019 during AKP rule: deputy

At least 721 journalists were arrested in Turkey between 2002 and 2019, 93 of whom are still in prison, according to a report drafted...

Turkish opposition deputy criticizes his party’s stance over Syria, Kurds

Sezgin Tanrıkulu, a deputy from Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), has reportedly slammed his party’s policies towards Syria and the Kurdish political movement in Turkey,...

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