Lawyers on Trial: Abusive Prosecutions and Erosion of Fair Trial Rights in Turkey

April 2019 / (62 Pages) Since the July 2016 coup attempt, Turkey has seen mass arrests and trials on terrorism charges of thousands of people not involved in any violent…

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Turkey: Events of 2016 

January 2017 / (8 Pages) On July 15, 2016, elements of the military attempted to carry out a coup d’état against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the Justice and Development…

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In Custody: Police Torture and Abductions in Turkey

October 2017 / (49 Pages) Based on interviews with lawyers and relatives, and on a review of court transcripts, this report looks in detail at ten cases in which security…

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Silencing Turkey’s Media: The Government’s Deepening Assault on Critical Journalism

December 2016 / (81 Pages) The attacks on independent media after the attempted coup was defeated in July marked an intensification of a crackdown on media freedom that had already…

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A Blank Check: Turkey’s Post-Coup Suspension of Safeguards Against Torture

October 2016 / (54 Pages) Based on interviews with more than 40 lawyers, human rights activists, former detainees, medical personnel and forensic specialists, this report looks at how the state…

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Turkey’s Human Rights Rollback: Recommendations for Reform

September 2014 / (44 Pages) The report outlines some of the areas where the government needs to take urgent steps to reverse this authoritarian drift. It focuses on four areas:…

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World Report 2018: Turkey

January 2018 / (7 Pages) The new presidential system, which consolidates the incumbent’s hold on power, is a setback for human rights and the rule of law. It lacks sufficient…

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Turkish Government’s Abuse of Counter-Terrorism Laws

Turkish Government’s Abuse of Counter-Terrorism Laws January 2019 / (20 Pages) Over the past several years, Turkey is facing complex security challenges, dealing with a number of serious terrorist attacks…

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Türkiye Hükümeti’nin Terörle Mücadele Yasalarını Kötüye Kullanması

Türkiye Hükümeti’nin Terörle Mücadele Yasalarını Kötüye Kullanması January 2019 / (17 Pages) Türkiye, geçtiğimiz birkaç yıl boyunca Türk halkını hedef alan bir dizi ciddi terörist saldırıları, karmaşık güvenlik sorunlarıyla karşı…

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Post-Coup Turkey: State Of Emergency, Torture and Impunity

Post-Coup Turkey: State Of Emergency, Torture and Impunity October 2016 / (46 Pages) The failed coup of July 15, 2016 in Turkey was followed by an unprecedented purge targeting citizens…

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Assault on Education In Turkey And Abroad

Assault on Education In Turkey And Abroad March 2017 / (196 Pages) The present report examines the systematic legislative, administrative, and other efforts by the Justice and Development Party (AKP)…

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Women’s Rights Under Attack in Turkey

Women’s Rights Under Attack in Turkey May 2017 / (56 Pages) In recent years, under the Justice and Development Party (AKP) rule Turkey has experienced a sharp declining trend in…

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The State of Turkey`s Children: Victims of Unlawfulness

The State of Turkey`s Children: Victims of Unlawfulness October 2017 / (32 Pages) The findings of the report reveal a disturbing pattern of human rights abuses against innocent children in…

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Escaping the Witch Hunt From Turkey and Around the World

Escaping the Witch Hunt From Turkey and Around the World April 2018 / (96 Pages) The present report discusses the right to freedom of movement, with a particular focus on…

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Turkey: Amnesty International’s Brief on the Human Rights Situation – “Turkey’s State of Emergency Ended but the Crackdown on Human Rights Continues.”

Turkey: Amnesty International’s Brief on the Human Rights Situation – “Turkey’s State of Emergency Ended but the Crackdown on Human Rights Continues.” February 2019 / (8 Pages) After two years…

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Purged beyond return? No remedy for Turkey’s dismissed public sector workers

Purged beyond return? No remedy for Turkey’s dismissed public sector workers October 2018 / (30 Pages) On the evening of 15 July 2016, elements within Turkey’s armed forces attempted a…

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Dönüşü olmayan ihraçlar? Türkiye’de kamudan ihraç edilenler için etkin çözüm yok.

Dönüşü olmayan ihraçlar? Türkiye’de kamudan ihraç edilenler için etkin çözüm yok. Ekim 2018 / (35 Pages) 15 Temmuz 2016 akşamı Türk Silahlı Kuvvetleri içerisindeki bazı unsurlar şiddet içeren bir darbe…

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Turkey: no end in sight: purged public sector workers denied a future in Turkey

Turkey: no end in sight: purged public sector workers denied a future in Turkey May 2017 / (23 Pages) This report focuses on the dismissal of public servants, among them…

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Turkey: journalism is not a crime: crackdown on media freedom in Turkey

Turkey: journalism is not a crime: crackdown on media freedom in Turkey May 2017 / (16 Pages) Since the failed coup attempt in July 2016, at least 156 media outlets…

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Turkey: displaced and dispossessed: Sur residents’ right to return home

Turkey: displaced and dispossessed: Sur residents’ right to return home December 2016 / (31 Pages) Amid the crackdown on opposition Kurdish voices by the Turkish government, this report focuses on…

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Abuse of the Interpol System by Turkey

Abuse of the Interpol System by Turkey September 2017 / (41 Pages) The Turkish government’s blatant abuse of the criminal justice system to persecute, harass and intimidate its opponents and…

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Turkey’s Contempt for the Rule of Law

Turkey’s Contempt for the Rule of Law September 2017 / (43 Pages) The Turkish government appears to enjoy governing the country with interim decree-laws that effectively sideline Parliament and have…

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Hate Speech Against Christians In Erdoğan’s Turkey

Hate Speech Against Christians In Erdoğan’s Turkey August 2017 / (63 Pages) Turkey has seen an unprecedented rise in xenophobic, intolerant and hateful speech by the nation’s political rulers, driven…

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More Turks Report Anxiety, Stress and Depression Under Erdogan’s Rule

More Turks Report Anxiety, Stress and Depression Under Erdogan’s Rule August 2017 / (14 Pages) The escalating clampdown on fundamental rights and freedoms in an increasingly repressive regime of Turkey…

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Tortured to Death: The case of the torture and death of history teacher

Tortured to Death: The case of the torture and death of history teacher November 2017/ (62 Pages) Investigators from the Stockholm Center for Freedom have laid bare the appalling facts…

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July 15: Erdogan’s Coup

July 15: Erdogan’s Coup July 2017 / (185 Pages) The July 15th failed coup attempt in Turkey was a false flag operation orchestrated by Erdoğan in partnership with a cadre…

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Enforced Disappearances in Turkey

Enforced Disappearances in Turkey June 2017/ (32 Pages) The Stockholm Center for Freedom (SCF) has so far documented 11 individual cases of disappearance since 2016 that show a systematic and…

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Mass Torture and Ill-Treatment in Turkey

Mass Torture and Ill-Treatment in Turkey June 2017 / (58 Pages) Torture, abuse and ill treatment of detainees and prisoners in Turkey has become the norm rather than the exception…

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Erdogan’s Vile Campaign of Hate Speech Case Study: Targeting of the Gulen Movement

Erdogan’s Vile Campaign of Hate Speech Case Study: Targeting of the Gulen Movement May 2017 / (52 Pages) Turkey has seen an unprecedented rise in xenophobic, intolerant and hateful speech…

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Erdogan’s Long Arms: The Case of Malaysia

Erdogan’s Long Arms: The Case of Malaysia May 2017 / (32 Pages) In this report, which takes Malaya as a case study, SCF reveals a new and highly controversial method…

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Jailing Women in Turkey: Systematic Campaign of Persecution and Fear

Jailing Women in Turkey: Systematic Campaign of Persecution and Fear April 2017 / (32 Pages) SCF cited well-documented cases in this report to draw a picture of a larger pattern…

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Turkey’s Descent Into Arbitrariness: The End of Rule

Turkey’s Descent Into Arbitrariness: The End of Rule April 2017 / (44 Pages) A growing consensus among jurists and analysts who have observed the rapid democratic backsliding in Turkey, a…

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Suspicious Deaths and Suicides in Turkey

Suspicious Deaths and Suicides in Turkey March 2017 / (37 Pages) Following a failed coup attempt on July 15, 2016, there has been a massive increase in cases of ill-treatment…

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Erdogan’s Long Arm in Europe: The Case of the Netherlands

Erdogan’s Long Arm in Europe: The Case of the Netherlands February 2017/ (39 Pages) SCF mapped out ways and methods of the Turkish government’s intimidation campaign targeting critics and dissidents…

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Freedom of the Press in Turkey: Far Worse Than You Think

Freedom of the Press in Turkey: Far Worse Than You Think January 2017 / (36 Pages) This report by the Stockholm Center for Freedom (SCF) is about journalists, who were…

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Turkey’s crackdown propels number of journalists in jail worldwide to record high

Turkey’s crackdown propels number of journalists in jail worldwide to record high December 2016 / (5 Pages, Video) Turkey is experiencing an unprecedented rate of press freedom violations. At least…

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Freedom in the World 2019

Freedom in the World 2019 2019 / (31 Pages) In 2018, Freedom in the World recorded the 13th consecutive year of decline in global freedom. The reversal has spanned a…

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Freedom in the World 2018: Turkey

Freedom in the World 2018: Turkey 2018 / (24 Pages) Political rights and civil liberties around the world deteriorated to their lowest point in more than a decade in 2017,…

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Freedom in the World 2017: Turkey

Freedom in the World 2017: Turkey 2017 / (28 Pages) Turkey’s political rights rating declined from 3 to 4, its civil liberties rating declined from 4 to 5, and it…

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Freedom of the Press 2017: Turkey

Freedom of the Press 2017: Turkey April 2017 / (32 Pages) President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) have overseen a substantial decline in press freedom…

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Freedom on the Net 2017: Turkey

Freedom on the Net 2017: Turkey November 2017 / (48 Pages) Internet freedom sharply declined in Turkey in 2017 due to the repeated suspension of telecommunications networks and social media…

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Democracy in Crisis: Corruption, Media, and Power in Turkey

Democracy in Crisis: Corruption, Media, and Power in Turkey February 2014 / (24 Pages) Police raids that revealed corruption scandal on December 17 have sparked a frantic crackdown by the…

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Turkey 2018 Human Rights Report

Turkey 2018 Human Rights Report April 2019 / (63Pages) Turkey is a constitutional republic with an executive presidential system and a 600-seat legislature. The unicameral parliament (the Grand National Assembly)…

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Turkey 2017 International Religious Freedom Report

Turkey 2017 International Religious Freedom Report May 2018 / (22Pages) From July 2016 through the end of the year, police arrested more than 50,000 individuals for alleged ties to the…

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Turkey 2017 Human Rights Report

Turkey 2017 Human Rights Report April 2018 / (64 Pages) The most significant human rights issues included alleged torture of detainees in official custody; allegations of forced disappearance; arbitrary arrest…

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Turkey 2016 Human Rights Report

Turkey 2016 Human Rights Report March 2017 / (75 Pages) Following the July 15 coup attempt, the government on July 20 declared a three-month state of emergency, which was renewed…

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Turkey 2015 Human Rights Report

Turkey 2015 Human Rights Report April 2016 / (74 Pages) The most significant human rights abuses include governmental interference with freedom of expression, impunity and weak administration of justice and…

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Turkey 2018 Report

Turkey 2018 Report April 2018 / (112 Pages) The broad scale and collective nature, and the disproportionality of measures taken since the attempted coup under the state of emergency, such…

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Turkey 2016 Report

Turkey 2016 Report November 2016 / (102 Pages) Following the coup attempt, very extensive suspensions, dismissals, arrests and detentions took place over alleged links to the Gülen movement and involvement…

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Turkey 2015 Report

Turkey 2015 Report November 2015 / (92 Pages) There was significant backsliding in the areas of freedom of expression and freedom of assembly. Legislation on internal security contradicts the measures…

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Turkey: the Judicial System in Peril

Turkey: the Judicial System in Peril June 2016 / (28 Pages) The ICJ raises concerns at measures eroding the independence of the judiciary, prosecution, and legal profession in Turkey, with…

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Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment on his mission to Turkey

Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment on his mission to Turkey December 2017 / (21 Pages) The Secretariat has the…

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Report on the impact of the state of emergency on human rights in Turkey, including an update on the South-East

Report on the impact of the state of emergency on human rights in Turkey, including an update on the South-East March 2018 / (29 Pages) The present report of the…

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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression on his mission to Turkey

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression on his mission to Turkey June 2017 / (21 Pages) In…

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Report of the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances on its mission to Turkey

Report of the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances on its mission to Turkey July 2016 / (19 Pages) Turkey has not come to terms with past-enforced disappearances in…

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Report of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns

Report of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns May 2015 / (23 Pages) During the period under review, killings due to excessive use of force…

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What Really Happened in Turkey on July 15, 2016?

What Really Happened in Turkey on July 15, 2016? July 2017 / (39 Pages) The failed coup attempt provided Erdogan with an excellent excuse to consolidate his power. In addition…

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The Failed Military Coup in Turkey & the Mass Purges a Civil Society Perspective

The Failed Military Coup in Turkey & the Mass Purges a Civil Society Perspective October 2016 / (25 Pages) The actions of President Erdogan’s government in the immediate aftermath of…

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Report on 278 persecuted lives in Erdogan’s regime

PDF LINK   October 2019 / (31 pages) The Erdogan government is showing disregard to the rights of its dissidents. Hundreds of thousands of people have been detained and arrested.…

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Human Rights Violations Report, Comprehensive infographics about Turkey

PDF LINK   August 2019 / (28 pages) Our infographics work began on August 24, 2018. In the past year, we gathered information from comprehensive reports of human rights associations,…

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So-Called Coup Attempt, July 15th

PDF LINK So-Called Coup Attempt, July 15th July 2019 / (16 pages) The date of July 15, 2016, has become, without a doubt, one of the most significant turning points…

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Refugees and Latest Pushbacks in Greece

PDF LINK Refugees and Latest Pushbacks in Greece June 2019 / (20 pages) No one puts their children in a boat unless the boat is safer than the land.” (Warshan…

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Collapse of Rule of Law in TURKEY and Politically Motivated Extradition Requests for the Dissidents of Erdogan Regime

There are numerous reports illuminating the collapse of rule of law and the judicial independence in Turkey. The lack of fair trials, the denial of the right to defense, and…

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Turkey’s Assault on Books

Turkey’s Assault on Books April 2019 / (24 pages) PDF Link The course of recent political events has become an object of countless studies to measure Turkey’s steady tilt toward…

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Turkey’s Massive Crackdown on Health Care Professionals

Turkey’s Massive Crackdown on Health Care Professionals March 2019 / (8 pages) PDF Link Following the coup attempt on the 15th of July 2016, dissident groups in Turkey are facing…

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Turkey: A Prison for Righteous People

Turkey: A Prison for Righteous People March 2019 / (16 pages) PDF Link Turkey’s passage over the threshold from Partly Free to Not Free is the culmination of a long…

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Turkey’s Maarif Foundation Poorly Performs in Afghanistan Mired in Scandals

Turkey’s Maarif Foundation Poorly Performs in Afghanistan Mired in Scandals January 2019 / (16 pages) PDF Link For more than two years, Turkey’s aggressive policy to take over and shut…

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Americans Arrested in Turkey: Andrew Brunson and Others

Americans Arrested in Turkey: Andrew Brunson and Others December 2018 / (16 pages) PDF Link Erdogan’s government does not only target Turkish citizens but also people from other nationalities who…

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A Predatory Approach to Individual Rights: Erdogan Government’s Unlawful Seizures of Private Properties and Companies in Turkey

A Predatory Approach to Individual Rights: Erdogan Government’s Unlawful Seizures of Private Properties and Companies in Turkey November 2018 / (36 pages) PDF Link Property rights in Turkey are no…

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Expulsion of Turkish Teachers from Moldova: The Whole Story

Expulsion of Turkish Teachers from Moldova: The Whole Story September 2018 / (28 pages) PDF Link To the astonishment of the whole world last week, September 6, Turkey’s National Intelligence…

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Erdogan’s Crackdown at a Glance

Erdogan’s Crackdown at a Glance September 2018 / (12 pages) PDF Link Under the state of emergency in place since July 2016, the president presides over the cabinet, which can…

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The Confiscations and Smear Campaigns by Turkish Government through Maarif Foundation in Africa

The Confiscations and Smear Campaigns by Turkish Government through Maarif Foundation in Africa July 2018 / (16 pages) PDF Link Erdoğan government’s education policy consists of generalizing the imam hatip…

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Türkiye Develetinin Resmi Vakfı Maarif Üzerinden Afrika’da Yürütülen Gasp ve Karalama Kampanyası

Türkiye Develetinin Resmi Vakfı Maarif Üzerinden Afrika’da Yürütülen Gasp ve Karalama Kampanyası Temmuz 2018 / (16 sayfa) PDF Link Erdoğan, kurdurduğu Maarif Vakfı üzerinden yurtdışında bulunan Hizmet Hareketine bağlı okul…

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Erdogan’s Long Arms Abroad and Recommendations to Governments

Erdogan’s Long Arms Abroad and Recommendations to Governments July 2018 / (24 pages) PDF Link Since the attempted coup of July 15, 2016 the Government of Turkey Turkish government has…

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The Last Exit Before Illegal Legality: Snap Elections in Turkey as the Final Step on the Road to Authoritarianism

The Last Exit Before Illegal Legality: Snap Elections in Turkey as the Final Step on the Road to Authoritarianism May 2018 / (16 pages) PDF Link Following months of speculation…

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Turkey’s New Normal: Torture and Ill-Treatment

Turkey’s New Normal: Torture and Ill-Treatment April 2018 / (8 pages) This report prepared by the Advocates of Silenced Turkey’s Right to Life Committee provides an overview of official reports…

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Turkey Must Ensure Freedom of Religion Under Its Jurisdiction

Turkey Must Ensure Freedom of Religion Under Its Jurisdiction April 2018 / (11 pages) PDF Link Especially in recent years, freedom of religion has been under attack in most countries…

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Türk Hükümetinin Yeni Hamlesi: Yurtdışında Bulunan Hizmet Gönüllülerinin Sahte Belge ve Gerçek Dışı İddialarla İadeleri Talebi (TÜRKÇE)

Türk Hükümetinin Yeni Hamlesi: Yurtdışında Bulunan Hizmet Gönüllülerinin Sahte Belge ve Gerçek Dışı İddialarla İadeleri Talebi (TÜRKÇE) Mart 2018 / (15 sayfa) PDF Link Erdoğan hükümeti, iktidardaki varlığını 2013 yılında…

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Turkish Government’s New Strategy: Request Extradition of Hizmet Sympathizers Using Fabricated Documents And False Claims

Turkish Government’s New Strategy: Request Extradition of Hizmet Sympathizers Using Fabricated Documents And False Claims March 2018 / (16 Pages) PDF Link It can be seen that Mr. Erdogan’s government,…

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Women’s and Children’s Rights are Under Attack in Turkey

Women’s and Children’s Rights are Under Attack in Turkey January 2018 / (8 Pages) PDF Link Oppressive attitude of the Turkish government has been becoming harsher as the time goes.…

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Erdogan’s Tool to Take Over Hizmet Schools Illegally: The Maarif Foundation

Erdogan’s Tool to Take Over Hizmet Schools Illegally: The Maarif Foundation March 2018 / (8 Pages) PDF Link The report talks mainly about the recent activities of the Turkish government…

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Comparative Analysis of Different Countries’ Approaches Towards Turkish Asylum Seekers Linked to the Gulen Movement

December 2017 / (12 Pages) Turkish government has been targeting dissidents from various ideologies recently. One of these opposition groups, the Gulen Movement, has been the main target since 2013.…

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“I CANNOT SAY WE ARE ABSOLUTELY SAFE, EVEN ABROAD”

“I CANNOT SAY WE ARE ABSOLUTELY SAFE, EVEN ABROAD Report on the Current and Possible Threats Supporters of the Gulen Movement Face Abroad December 2017 / (15 Pages) PDF Link…

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European Court of Human Rights Should Reconsider Judicial Independence in Turkey Before Referring Cases to Domestic Authorities

European Court of Human Rights Should Reconsider Judicial Independence in Turkey Before Referring Cases to Domestic Authorities November 2017 / (8 Pages) PDF Link In recent years and in particular…

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Cancellations of Turkish Passports and Prevention of the Freedom of Movement

Cancellations of Turkish Passports and Prevention of the Freedom of Movement April 2019 / (18 Pages) The Erdoğan Government declared the state of emergency (SoE) for three months on 20…

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Construction of a New Regime by Decree Laws

Construction of a New Regime by Decree Laws January 2018 / (31 Pages) In the early years of his political career, Turkish President Erdogan said that “democracy is like a…

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World Justice Project Rule of Law Index 2017–2018

World Justice Project Rule of Law Index 2017–2018 January 2018 / (194 Pages) Turkey has fallen to the 101st position out of 113 countries in the World Justice Project’s 2017-18…

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The Deterioration of Higher Education: Perils of Persecuting Academicians

The Deterioration of Higher Education: Perils of Persecuting Academicians May 2018 / (5 Pages) On July 23, two days after the declaration of the state of emergency, the state ordered…

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Türk Hukukunun Günden Güne Tükenişi (TÜRKÇE)

Türk Hukukunun Günden Güne Tükenişi (TÜRKÇE) Temmuz 2018 / (20 Sayfa) Özellikle yargı mensubu kişilerin mesleklerinden ihraç edilmesi ve yargılanmaları Türkiye’de hukuk kurumuna olan inancı her geçen gün zayıflatmaktadır. Yargı…

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Turkish Law is Diminishing Day by Day

Turkish Law is Diminishing Day by Day May 2018 / (12 Pages) In particular, the expulsion of lawyers and judges from their respective jobs and their prosecution is undermining faith…

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Social Burdens of “the State of Emergency” in Turkey (2016-2017)

Social Burdens of “the State of Emergency” in Turkey (2016-2017) January 2018 / (240 Pages) The research was carried out to measure and document primary, secondary and tertiary victimisations and…

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15 Temmuz 2016 Sonrası “OHAL” de Yaşanan Toplumsal Sorunlar ve Hak İhlallerinin Sosyal Boyutları (TÜRKÇE)

15 Temmuz 2016 Sonrası “OHAL” de Yaşanan Toplumsal Sorunlar ve Hak İhlallerinin Sosyal Boyutları (TÜRKÇE) Aralık 2017 / (487 Sayfa) Bu çalışma 15 Temmuz 2016 menfur darbe girişimi ve OHAL…

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2.Yılında OHAL’in Toplumsal Maliyetleri Araştırma Raporu MAĞDURLAR İÇİN ADALET TOPLULUĞU

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