German gov’t: Family of Erdoğan’s son-in-law finances controversial think tank

The family of Berat Albayrak, the son-in-law of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as well as Turkey’s finance minister, finances the pro-government Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA) think tank, which recently came to public attention with its...

How is Turkish Military Personal who served in NATO being purged in the Turkish Armed Forces?

History repeats itself, the best way to empower despotism is to establish own Army. This is the similarity of Stalin and Erdoğan.

Mother calls for lifting of travel ban to seek treatment for son’s cancer abroad

Thirty-three-year-old Zekiye Ataç has called on Turkish authorities to revoke a travel ban imposed on her due to her alleged links to the Gülen movement so that she can accompany her son, who suffers from cancer, to seek treatment abroad.

Report on torture in Turkey

Advocates of Silenced Turkey (AST), a US-based human rights organization, prepared a report on the torture incidents and deaths, which occurred after the coup bid that took place on July 15, 2016. In the report, two victims alleged that they...

Expelled Turkish public servant denied rights despite acquittal

Fatih Murat Coskun, a Turkish public servant who was expelled during the crackdown that followed the failed 2016 coup, was acquitted and he earned the right to compensation from the state for the days he was imprisoned, yet he could...

Guards deny entry to toddler who stays with his mom in prison, making him burst into tears

Miraz, one of the hundreds of infants who are held with their mothers in prison in Turkey, burst into tears after he was not taken back to prison by the guards who asserted that it was a public holiday, after...

Yet another mother sent to prison with her one-year-old as Turkey’s crackdown on Gulenists endures

Tuba Kalayci, arrested on Friday in Turkey’s northwestern city of Kocaeli on terror charges, was sent to prison with her one-year-old daughter, as the number of babies in Turkish prisons increases every day. The judge read the arrest warrant to...

Rights violations in Turkish prisons reported by parliamentary committee

BOLD – Turkey’s Parliamentary Subcommittee on Investigation of the Rights of Detainees and Convicts visited Silivri Prison over an investigation on September 5, 2019, and prepared a report on the rights violations.

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