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Turkey’s top court received 430K petitions claiming rights violations in last 10 years

Turkey’s Constitutional Court received 428,554 individual applications between 2012 and June 30 of this year, with some 70 percent of them concerning violations of...

Hundreds gather at ECtHR to demand justice for victims of Turkey’s post-coup crackdown

Bünyamin Tekin, Strasbourg Hundreds of activists and victims of Turkey’s post-coup crackdown, joined by former leader of the UK's Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn and EU...

ECtHR ought to act in response to Turkey’s post-coup crackdown, Jeremy Corbyn says

Bünyamin Tekin, Strasbourg The former leader of the UK's Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, who currently serves as a member of the British parliament, has described...

Turkey sees record increase in number of prisons, rights violations under AKP rule

Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has built more than 200 prisons in the past 16 years and continues to allocate large funds...

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...

Minority and Refugee Rights in Turkey: 2021 in Review

Minorities and refugees in Turkey continued to suffer from rights violations, hate speech and attacks throughout the year. President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and his...

Father of 4 imprisoned on Gülen links says he hasn’t seen his family for more than 2 years

Erkam Özkaya, a father of four arrested for links to the Gülen movement, said he hadn’t seen his family for more than two years...

Turkey’s top court finds no rights violation in case of dismissed public servants Gülmen and Özakça

The Turkish Constitutional Court found no rights violations in the case of academic Nuriye Gülmen and teacher Semih Özakça, both of whom were fired...

Hundreds of former public servants reach out to Turkey’s main opposition detailing rights violations

Hundreds of former public servants have sent e-mails to a new mailing list set up by the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) complaining...

Top court finds no rights violation for 4 convicted on Gezi Park-related charges

Turkey’s Constitutional Court has found no violation of rights in the case of four individuals previously convicted on charges related to the Gezi Park...

Majority in Turkey doesn’t trust judicial system, poll reveals

Sixty-nine percent of people in Turkey have stated that they don’t trust the country’s judicial system, while 72 percent say people are imprisoned unjustly...

Top court finds rights violation in case of inmate who died in Ankara prison

Turkey's Constitutional Court has ruled that the death of a prisoner due to a deteriorating medical condition in Ankara L Type Prison No 1...

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