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Wife pleads for help for jailed husband after serious health problems emerge

Esra Terzioğlu, the wife of a jailed TV director who has serious health problems, has asked for help from officials in a video posted...

All inmates in 1 ward in Silivri Prison may have been infected with coronavirus: report

More than 40 inmates incarcerated in one prison ward in the notorious Silivri Prison in İstanbul may have been infected with the coronavirus, according...

Inmate dies from COVID-19 at İstanbul’s Silivri Prison: statement

The İstanbul Bakırköy Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office on Friday announced the death of an inmate at Silivri Prison from COVID-19, adding that the number...

Turkish prisoners report shortage of tests, food amid COVID-19 outbreak

Although Turkish officials are insisting there are no serious problems involving the coronavirus outbreak in prisons, a number of complaints from inmates have recently surfaced, indicating...

39 inmates with COVID-19 held together in one ward at Silivri Prison: report

Thirty-nine prisoners with COVID-19 are being held in the same ward at Turkey’s notorious Silivri Prison, which houses some 23,000 inmates, according to the Gazete Duvar...

44 inmates in İstanbul’s Silivri Prison test positive for COVID-19

Forty-four inmates in İstanbul’s Silivri Prison have tested positive for COVID-19, the chief public prosecutor’s office announced on Friday, the Gazete Duvar news website reported. Two of...

Turkey’s notorious Silivri Prison operating at twice its capacity

A parliamentary investigation committee report has revealed that 22,781 inmates are currently held at Turkey’s notorious Silivri Prison in İstanbul despite its official capacity of 11,000,...

Opposition deputy claims intel agent pretending to be prison guard tortures inmates

Sezgin Tanrıkulu, a deputy from Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), has claimed that a National Intelligence Organization (MİT) agent who pretends to a prison...

Doors to courtyard locked in Silivri Prison on night of İstanbul quake

A request from jailed journalist Ahmet Altan to the administration of Silivri Prison in İstanbul to leave the doors to the courtyard unlocked after...

Journalist Yücel says subjected to torture in Turkish prison, holds Erdoğan responsible

German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel says he was tortured during his near year-long detention in Turkey, in court testimony seen by Deutsche Welle, holding Turkish President Recep...

Turkish court rules to keep journalist Baransu in prison

A Turkish court on Monday ruled for a continuation of the imprisonment of journalist Mehmet Baransu, a former correspondent for the now-defunct Taraf newspaper,...

Kavala complains about lack of indictment after 15 months in pretrial detention

Turkish human rights activist and philanthropist Osman Kavala underlined in a letter sent from prison that he has spent 15 months in pretrial detention...

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