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Inmates in Turkish prisons complain of lack of heating and inadequate amount of food

Amid an economic downturn inmates in Turkish prisons have complained that new austerity measures introduced by the government in June have resulted in a...

Turkey holds thousands in solitary in Erdoğan’s prisons: report

Thousands of prisoners are being held in solitary confinement in Turkey under conditions so harsh that some prisoners consider dying by suicide, Deutsche Welle Turkish service reported...

Protestors disrupt funeral of retired Turkish colonel who allegedly ordered torture in 1980s

A group of Turks held a protest at the Monday funeral of retired Col. Raci Tetik, 88, the infamous Ankara Mamak Prison warden who allegedly ordered...

Number of convicted rapists in Turkey increased 23-fold in two years: CoE report

The Council of Europe (CoE) has released a report on the trends of prisons in Europe between 2005 and 2015 which indicated that the...

Occupancy rate in Turkish prisons more than 40,000 above capacity

Şaban Yılmaz, the director general of Prisons and Correctional Facilities, has announced that prison occupancy in Turkey exceeds capacity by some 40,000 inmates, the...

Health is most critical issue in overcrowded Turkish prisons, says NGO executive

Civil Society Association for Law Enforcement Systems (CISST) executive board member Berivan Korkut has said health is the most critical issue in overcrowded Turkish...

Partially paralyzed teacher held in Turkish prison for 20 months

İsa Kara, a 54-year-old teacher who was fired from his job after a coup attempt in Turkey on July 15, 2016, has reportedly been kept...

Turkish rights NGO says conditions for prisoners in poor health alarming

Prominent pro-Kurdish NGO the Human Rights Association (İHD) has stated that in Turkey there are 1,025 prisoners in poor health, 357 of whom are...

Report exposes rights violations, inadequate conditions, in Turkish prisons

A comprehensive report, released last week by the Platform for Peace & Justice (PPJ) on prison conditions in Turkey under a state of emergency...

Erdoğan regime to spend TL 5.5 billion for construction of 39 new prisons

The regime of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will spend TL 5.5 billion for the construction of 39 new prisons in various provinces of...

CHP deputy asks ministry for information on 22K inmates without beds in Turkish prisons

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) Ankara deputy Murat Emir applied to the Justice Ministry on Sunday for information on the reportedly 22,000 inmates...

Letter to columnist reveals how poorly nursing mothers treated in Turkish prisons

A letter from the jailed victim of a government crackdown on the faith-based Gülen movement to Yeni Asya daily Editor-in-Chief Kazım Güleçyüz shows that...

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