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Turkey has secret torture sites for interrogating Gülenists: report

As part of the massive purge and persecution of the faith-based Gülen movement on accusations of orchestrating a failed coup on July 15, 2016,...

[VIDEO] Turkey detains 3 Turks deported from Malaysia despite calls over torture risk

Turgay Karaman, İhsan Aslan and İsmet Özçelik, three Turkish nationals who were deported by Malaysia despite international warnings over the risk of torture, have...

Council of Europe’s CPT: Ankara won’t allow report on Turkish prisons to be published

The Council of Europe’s anti-torture committee has announced that the Turkish government has not given permission for a report on Turkish prisons to be...

Engineer who drowned while fleeing Turkey was tortured in custody

Computer engineer Murat Zümre, who drowned in the Maritsa River while trying to flee to Greece, was tortured while he was in detention, a...

Inmates subjected to maltreatment, torture at Antalya Prison, relatives say

Inmates incarcerated in Antalya Prison are being subjected to various types of torture and maltreatment by the prison authorities, according to a report on...

Victim of torture in Kurdish village arrested

Abdi Aykut, who was allegedly tortured during a recent military blockade of the village of Koruköy in southeast Turkey’s Mardin province, was arrested on...

Interior minister defends torture in prison, says Kurdish man was linked to terrorist activities

Turkey’s Interior Minister’s Süleyman Soylu has defended the treatment of Abdi Aykut, a Kurdish man who was alleged to have been tortured while in...

Turkish woman says she feels pain when twin sister is tortured in prison

The twin sister of 23-year-old Seda Kaya, who was arrested on terror charges on July 2 of last year, says she has been feeling...

Amnesty: Civil society under massive crackdown in Turkey, Gülen movement main target

An annual report released by Amnesty International on Wednesday has said a failed coup attempt in July prompted a massive crackdown on civil society...

Police strip jailed purge victim, beat for 22 days, threaten to rape wife

O.K., a purge victim in Zonguldak province who was detained on Aug. 1 of last year over links to the faith-based Gülen movement, was...

Soldier in coup trial retracts statements, claiming pressure while in custody

One of 37 officers who are standing trial on charges of taking part in an assassination attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during a...

Turkish court bans access to websites exposing gov’t graft, purge, torture in prisons

An Ankara court has banned access to YouTube videos that expose the involvement of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the family...

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