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Report: Torture inflicted by founding member of new Turkish party exposed

New evidence of severe torture carried out by Ali Türkşen, a former military officer who had been convicted in the Ergenekon case and who is...

Human rights NGOs: Lawyer tortured, threatened with rape of family members

The Human Rights Association (İHD) and the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (TİHV) held a press conference on Tuesday regarding allegations of the torture...

Turkish police deny torturing villagers while investigation continues

Turkey's General Directorate of Security on Thursday denied torturing thirty-six villagers who were detained on July 5 as part of an operation by Turkish...

Villagers tortured under custody, report says

Thirty-six villagers who were detained as part of an operation by Turkish security forces against Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorists in a village in...

Report: Prosecutor drops probe into teacher tortured to death by Turkish police

A public prosecutor in Turkey has decided to drop an investigation into the death of a teacher who was subjected to torture during detention...

Report: Gülen’s brother at risk of death without prescribed medication in prison

One of the brothers of Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen, Kutbettin Gülen, who was arrested in October, is being deprived of his prescribed medication...

Lawyer of allegedly abducted teacher detained for refusing to sign false testimony

A lawyer representing Önder Asan, a private school teacher who was allegedly abducted by unidentified persons in Ankara on April 1, has been detained...

PAKURD Chairman Baran: I was exposed to heavy torture during detention

İbrahim Halil Baran, the chairman of Partiya Kurdistani (PAKURD), has said he was tortured during the 13 days he was in detention, the Grihat...

Lawyer: Journalist traumatized by abuse, torture at Turkish police station

A female Turkish journalist who was in pre-trial detention for nine months has been subjected to inhumane and degrading treatment in police custody after...

Zonguldak police tortured purge victim in forest after detaining him in raid

Police officers from the Zonguldak Police Department detained A.T. in a raid on his house last August over links to the faith-based Gülen movement...

Teacher who lost sanity under detention remains jail despite doctors’ reports

Tuğba Y., a teacher who lost her sanity due to alleged torture during weeks of interrogation, was arrested and has been kept in prison...

UN torture rapporteur Melzer to visit Turkish prisons next week

United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer will be in Turkey from Nov. 27 to Dec. 2 at the invitation of the Turkish government where...

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