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Turkey has become a place of torture, human rights foundations say

The Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (TİHV) and Human Rights Association (İHD) have said in a joint statement that Turkey has become a place...

Ankara Bar files complaint on allegations of torture at Ankara Police Department

The Ankara Bar Association has announced that they filed a complaint against the Ankara Police Department based on nine allegations of torture made by...

Turkey’s Justice Ministry to ask prison administrations about widespread torture claims

A special team assembled upon the orders of Turkey’s Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ will be asking prison administrations in the country about the widespread...

HDP deputy says students detained for Gülen links mistreated at İstanbul police headquarters

Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy and human rights activist Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu on Saturday said on Twitter that 41 students who were detained at İstanbul police...

Opposition MP Gergerlioğlu calls on Bursa Bar to investigate mistreatment in police custody

Human rights defender and Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmaker Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu has called on the bar association of the western province of Bursa...

İstanbul prosecutor declines to pursue case against police officers who allegedly tortured detainee

The İstanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office has declined to pursue a case against police officers in Istanbul’s Fatih district who were accused of mistreatment...

6 lawyers from Ankara Bar human rights committee resign following bar’s decision not to publish torture report

Six lawyers from the Ankara Bar Association’s human rights committee resigned in protest following the bar’s decision not to publish a report on allegations...

Detainees subjected to torture in Ankara police custody: report

People who were detained due to alleged links to the Gülen movement were subjected to torture at a police detention center in Ankara, the...

Turkish military doctor says he fled to Germany to avoid torture in Turkey

A former Turkish military doctor who worked on a navy logistical support ship until a coup attempt in July 2016 said in an interview...

Torture and Inhuman Treatment in Turkey: 2021 in Review

Turkey has experienced a marked resurgence of torture and ill-treatment in custody over the past six years and especially since a coup attempt on...

Emirati general accused of torture elected new Interpol president at İstanbul meeting

An Emirati general accused of torture was elected president of Interpol at the organization’s meeting in İstanbul on Thursday, despite the concerns of human...

Abducted and tortured, educator İnandı gives details of his ordeal at first hearing of his trial

Orhan İnandı, a Turkish-Kyrgyz educator rendered to Turkey from Kyrgyzstan by Turkish intelligence, said at his first court hearing on Tuesday that he was tortured...

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