Political prisoner in need of urgent treatment waiting in quarantine cell

Ali Öztürk, 48, who was imprisoned on trumped-up terrorism charges, has been waiting for a week to be taken to...

Top court decision to uphold sentence of rights advocate MP draws global outrage

Politicians, journalists and human rights activists from around the world have reacted on social media against a recent decision by...

Opposition MP requests parliamentary inquiry into failed operation in Iraq

An opposition lawmaker has requested the opening of a parliamentary inquiry into a botched rescue operation by the Turkish Armed...

Biden’s challenge with Erdoğan

Ali Dinçer* It has been a month since Joe Biden was inaugurated as the new US president, following an election campaign...

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...

Turkish Supreme Court of Appeals upholds prison sentence handed down to rights advocate lawmaker

Turkey's top court on Friday upheld a prison sentence of two years, six months handed down to pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic...

Normalization with Israel: the card up Erdoğan’s sleeve

Cevheri Güven The Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) paid a visit to Haifa Feb. 15-17 to conduct a joint training...

Enforced disappearances worryingly common in Turkey, say human rights activists

Enforced disappearances are becoming worryingly common in Turkey, and most disappearances are not effectively investigated by prosecutors, said an international...

Ankara police accused of abducting 3 university students in broad daylight

Ankara police have been accused of abducting three university students today and abandoning them in distant parts of the city...

Students protesting Erdoğan-appointed rector at risk of prosecution: HRW

Turkish authorities have put hundreds of student protesters under possible criminal investigation, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday, releasing...

Defending human rights in Turkey as a way of life: Eren Keskin

Alin Ozinian The Turkish government is continuing to target and punish journalists and human rights defenders in the country. The latest...

Jailed Kurdish leader denounces killing of PKK hostages, blames gov’t for botched rescue attempt

Jailed Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtaş has denounced the killing of 13 Turkish nationals held hostage by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers'...

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