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Turkey changes prison regulation to replace ‘strip-search’ with ‘detailed search’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has made changes to a 2020 regulation on the execution of searches in Turkey’s prisons and detention centers, replacing...

AKP MP: Gülen-linked women ordered to conceive to create perception of victimization

Turkey’s Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) deputy group chairperson Özlem Zengin has accused women who have links to the faith-based Gülen movement of having...

Uproar erupts as AKP deputy labels strip-search victims ‘dishonorable’ for belated legal action

Ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputy group chairperson Özlem Zengin caused an uproar after describing the victims of strip-searches in Turkey’s prisons and...

Boğaziçi students join victims of Turkey’s strip-searches, deposition shows

Some students who were detained during demonstrations in protest of the appointment of a rector to the İstanbul-based Boğaziçi University by Turkish President Recep...

Rights advocate deputy files lawsuit against minister who branded him a ‘terrorist’

Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu, a prominent human rights activist and member of the Turkish Parliament from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party, has filed a lawsuit...

Opposition MP files complaint against police chief over inaction on strip-search claims

Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu, an MP from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) and a human rights activist, has filed a criminal complaint against Mesut...

AKP, MHP reject motion to investigate strip-searches in Turkey’s prisons

Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and its opposition ally, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), shot down a parliamentary motion floated by the...

22 deputies submit parliamentary question on strip-searches in Turkey’s prisons

The women's council of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) has submitted a question to the Turkish Parliament about an increasing number of allegations...

Scores of women tell of unlawful strip-searches in Turkey’s prisons after AKP deputy’s denial

A number of women subjected to unlawful strip-searches in Turkey’s prisons have come forward to talk about their experiences in videos shared on social...

AKP deputy denies strip-searches in Turkey’s prisons, accuses prominent MP of terrorizing parliament

In the wake of outrage on social media over strip-searches in Turkey’s prisons and detention centers, ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputy group...

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