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Turkish authorities arrest 76-year-old man suffering from stage three cancer
Turkey

Turkish authorities arrest 76-year-old man suffering from stage three cancer

Eyvaz Akıncı, 76, was arrested on March 21 and sent to Istanbul’s Metris Prison for alleged links to a terrorist…
US report highlights Turkey’s crackdown on Gülen movement after coup attempt
Turkey

US report highlights Turkey’s crackdown on Gülen movement after coup attempt

A report by the US State Department regarding a series of “significant human rights issues” in Turkey has highlighted the…
HRW says time to focus on human rights in EU’s Turkey agenda
Turkey

HRW says time to focus on human rights in EU’s Turkey agenda

Philippe Dam, advocacy director of the Human Rights Watch for Europe and Central Asia division, has called on the EU…
Turkey’s Human Rights Action Plan: “Makeup on a bedridden patient” – Expression Interrupted
Turkey

Turkey’s Human Rights Action Plan: “Makeup on a bedridden patient” – Expression Interrupted

The pressure on dissidents in Turkey has spiked up in the aftermath of the2016 failed coup attempt. The country became…
11-month-old baby forced to accompany mother sentenced to 9 years in prison
Turkey

11-month-old baby forced to accompany mother sentenced to 9 years in prison

Yasemin Melizci, 29, who was arrested on terrorism charges for alleged links to the Gülen movement and was accompanied by…
Turkish court finds government culpable in death of 12-year-old Kurdish girl
Turkey

Turkish court finds government culpable in death of 12-year-old Kurdish girl

A Turkish court has found the Interior Ministry partially culpable for the death of a 12-year-old Kurdish girl, who lost…
183 members of Congress call on US government to address human rights abuses in Turkey
World

183 members of Congress call on US government to address human rights abuses in Turkey

A bipartisan group of 183 US lawmakers sent a letter on February 26 to Secretary of State Antony Blinken calling…
Anonymous Telegram channel publishes financial information of Russian journalist Elena Solovyova
Media Freedom

Anonymous Telegram channel publishes financial information of Russian journalist Elena Solovyova

Russian authorities should investigate the nonconsensual release of journalist Elena Solovyova’s financial information online and ensure that the perpetrators are…
Turkish Parliament approves bill feared to paralyze civil society
Turkey

Turkish Parliament approves bill feared to paralyze civil society

The Turkish Parliament has approved a controversial bill that would increase government control and monitoring of civil society groups and…
Bill on preventing terrorism financing violates freedom of association, 520 NGOs say in joint statement
Turkey

Bill on preventing terrorism financing violates freedom of association, 520 NGOs say in joint statement

A total of 520 nongovernmental organizations in Turkey said in a joint statement that a bill recently proposed by the…
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