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Turkish police use disproportionate force to disperse HDP press briefing, detain 12

Turkish police on Wednesday forcefully intervened in a press briefing held by the Kurdish-oriented Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) and detained 12 people, the Gazete...

Purged human rights defender briefly taken into custody, subjected to excessive force

Veli Saçılık, a purged human rights defender, was allegedly subjected to excessive force on Thursday when he was taken into custody during a protest...

HDP nominates Ahmet Şık for Parliament in snap elections

The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has named journalist Ahmet Şık as a candidate for member of parliament in the upcoming elections on June 24,...

Leftist rights activist visits grave of teacher tortured to death after coup

Veli Saçılık, a sociologist and leftist human rights activist, has visited the grave of Gökhan Açıkkollu, a teacher who was tortured to death while...

‘Police shot me with hundreds of plastic bullets’: purged public servant

Newly emerged video footage shows the moment Turkish police fired hundreds of plastic bullets at Veli Saçılık, a former political prisoner and public servant...

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