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HRW urges Turkish gov’t to investigate claims over night watchmen abuses

Human Rights Watch on Wednesday called on the Turkish government to investigate "serious abuses" allegedly committed by police and neighborhood night watchmen against more...

HRW asks Turkish Cyprus to release Syrian migrants under house arrest: report

A human rights group on Thursday urged Turkish Cypriot authorities in the breakaway north of ethnically split Cyprus to release 175 Syrian migrants that it says have...

HRW urges Turkish officials to resume supplying water to Kurdish-held areas in Syria

Turkish authorities’ failure to ensure adequate water supplies to Kurdish-held areas in northeast Syria is compromising humanitarian agencies’ ability to prepare and protect vulnerable communities during...

Migrants subjected to violence by Greek forces, vigilantes at Turkey border: HRW

Greek security forces and unidentified armed men at the Greece-Turkey land border have detained, assaulted, sexually assaulted, robbed and stripped asylum seekers and migrants, then forced...

HRW calls for emergency humanitarian aid at Turkish-Greek border

Human Rights Watch (HRW) called for emergency humanitarian aid at the border and fair burden sharing among EU member states, the Kathimerini daily reported. “The EU has...

HRW urges UN to address human rights violations in Turkey

As Turkey will undergo its third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) before the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Tuesday, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said...

Turkish-backed militants abused civilians in Syria, says Human Rights Watch

Factions of the Syrian National Army (SNA), a non-state armed group backed by Turkey in northeast Syria, have summarily executed civilians and failed to account for aid...

HRW: Turkey has arbitrarily jailed hundreds of lawyers since 2016 coup

Turkey has been arbitrarily jailing hundreds of lawyers and putting them on trial in the aftermath of the country’s failed military coup in July 2016, Human...

HRW says indictment against Kavala, 15 others over Gezi Park protests ‘baseless’

An indictment accusing civic leader Osman Kavala and 15 others of financing and organizing mass protests in Turkey in 2013 in an attempt to overthrow the...

HRW report: One-fifth of Turkey’s prison population jailed on terrorism charges

Close to one-fifth of the total prison population in Turkey has been charged with or convicted of terrorism offenses, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said...

2 Turkish citizens arrested for insulting Erdoğan on social media

Two Turkish citizens were arrested on Monday by a court for allegedly insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on social media, a pro-government daily reported. Forty-nine-year-old...

HRW urges Turkey to halt prosecutions for ‘insulting the president’

“‘Insulting the president’ should not be a crime, and students holding up a satirical banner obviously should never have faced prosecution,” said Benjamin Ward,...

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