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Turkey has become a place of torture, human rights foundations say

The Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (TİHV) and Human Rights Association (İHD) have said in a joint statement that Turkey has become a place...

Top AKP politician says claims about state of emergency due to economic crisis ‘nonsense’

Deputy Chairman of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) Numan Kurtulmuş has slammed a claim about the declaration of a state of emergency...

Turkish teacher dismissed after coup attempt dies by suicide

Recep Yaya, 35, a former teacher summarily dismissed from his job by an emergency decree after a coup attempt in July 2016, took his...

New bill extending state of emergency rules passes parliamentary committee

A new bill extending state of emergency rules for three years was approved by the Turkish Parliament’s Planning and Budget Committee on Tuesday, the...

Pro-gov’t journalist claims he assisted in reinstatement of post-coup victims to jobs

A journalist known for his close ties to the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government has claimed involvement in the reinstatement of thousands of people...

Report: Turkey’s press freedom not improved after state of emergency, journalists remain behind bars

“The press freedom environment in has not improved since the lifting of the state of emergency in July 2018. Scores of journalists remain behind bars...

Top court annuls 3 controversial state of emergency measures

Turkey’s Constitutional Court has annulled three controversial measures taken by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) during a state of emergency declared in the aftermath of...

Turkey has prosecuted some 1,500 lawyers, arrested 599, since failed coup: report

Turkey has prosecuted more than 1,500 attorneys, arresting 599 of them, on terrorism charges, since a 2016 failed coup, according to a newly released...

OHAL commission has rejected 77,600 out of 126,200 applications to date

A commission set up by the Turkish government to look into complaints from individuals who were adversely affected by government decrees during a state of emergency...

46 purge victims have died by suicide since state of emergency declared: report

Forty-six victims of Turkey’s massive post-coup purge of state institutions have committed suicide, according to a report drafted by an opposition deputy on the third anniversary...

State of emergency measures still haunt Turkey on 3rd anniversary of failed coup

Thousands of people who have been removed from their posts or jailed during a state of emergency declared in the aftermath of a failed coup in...

Turkey has developed tools to extend media restrictions despite end of state of emergency: IPI

“Turkey has been developing laws and other tools to further extend the restrictions imposed on the media since July 2016, in spite of the...

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