State of emergency (2016-2018)

Notable reports released by NGOs, governments or international organizations about Turkey's human rights record during the two-year-long state of emergency in the aftermath of a failed coup in July 2016

The Erosion of Property Rights in Turkey

March 2020 - Platform for Peace and Justice (PPJ)

Available in: English

Turkey Human Rights Report 2018

November 2019 - Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (TİHV)

Available in: Turkish

Turkey 2019 Report

May 2019 - European Commission

Available in: English

2018 Report on Human Rights Violations in Turkey

April 2019 - Human Rights Association (İHD)

Available in: English, Turkish

Turkey 2018 Human Rights Report

March 2019 - US Department of State

Available in: English

Freedom in the World 2019

February 2019  - Freedom House

Available in: English

Research on the social impacts of the state of emergency

January 2019 - Justice for Victims Community (Mağdurlar İçin Adalet Topluluğu)

Available in: Turkish

World Report 2019

January 2019 - Human Rights Watch (HRW)

Available in: English

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

October 2018 - Amnesty International

Available in: English, Turkish

Second DİSK report on the impacts on emergency rule on labor rights

July 2018 - Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey (DİSK)

Available in: Turkish

Erdogan's hostage diplomacy: Western nationals in Turkish prisons

June 2018 - Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD)

Available in: English

Turkey 2018 Report

April 2018 - European Commission

Available in: English

Weathering the storm: Defending human rights in Turkey's climate of fear

April 2018 - Amnesty International

Available in: English, Turkish

Updated situation report: State of emergency in Turkey

April 2018 - Human Rights Joint Platform (İHOP)

Available in: English, Turkish

Violations Against Children's Rights In Turkey

April 2018 - Platform for Peace and Justice (PPJ)

Available in: English

2018 Report on Human Rights Violations in Turkey

April 2018 - Human Rights Association (İHD)

Available in: English, Turkish

Turkey 2017 Human Rights Report

April 2018 - US Department of State

Available in: English

Report on the impact of the state of emergency on human rights in Turkey

March 2018 - UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Available in: English

Cancellation of Turkish Passports and Prevention of the Freedom of Movement

March 2018 - Platform for Peace and Justice (PPJ)

Available in: English

MAZLUMDER's State of Emergency Report

March 2018 - The Association for Human Rights and Solidarity for the Oppressed (MAZLUMDER)

Available in: Turkish

Amnesty International Report 2017/18: The State of the World's Human Rights

February 2018 - Amnesty International

Available in: English, French, Turkish

Turkey: Gülenist movement

February 2018 - UK Home Office (Country Policy and Information Note)

Available in: English

Freedom in the world in 2018: Democracy in crisis

January 2018 - Freedom House

Available in: English

Report on the impact of state of emergency decree laws on legal regulations

January 2018 - Heinrich Böll Stiftung

Available in: Turkish

Construction of a New Regime by Decree Laws

January 2018 - Platform for Peace and Justice (PPJ)

Available in: English

World Report 2018

January 2018 - Human Rights Watch

Available in: English

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

December 2017 - Rights and Justice Platform (HAP)

Available in: English, Turkish

Human rights report (2016-2017)

December 2017 - Union of Turkish Bar Associations (TBB)

Available in: Turkish

Opinion on the impact of the state of emergency on freedom of association in Turkey

November 2017 - Expert Council on NGO Law (Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe)

Available in: English, Turkish

In Prison 2017: A Comprehensive Report on Prison Conditions in Turkey

October 2017 - Platform for Peace and Justice (PPJ)

Available in: English

The state of emergency one year on: Emergency rule hurts workers

July 2017 - Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey (DİSK)

Available in: English, Turkish

The first year of state of emergency: Democracy under the debris

July 2017 - Union for Democracy (Demokrasi için Birlik)

Available in: Turkish

No end in sight: Purged public sector workers denied a future in Turkey

May 2017 - Amnesty International

Available in: English, Turkish

Human Rights Violations of Turkey in 2016: De Facto Authoritarian Presidential System

April 2017 - Human Rights Association (İHD)

Turkey 2016 Human Rights Report

March 2017 - US Department of State

Available in: English

Fact Sheet: State of emergency measures in Turkey

February 2017 - Human Rights Joint Platform (İHOP)

Available in: English, Turkish

Is the state of emergency inquiry commission an effective remedy?

February 2017 - Kerem Altıparmak, Human Rights Joint Platform (İHOP)

Available in: English, Turkish

World Report 2017

January 2017 - Human Rights Watch

Available in: English

Opinion on Emergency Decree Laws Nos. 667-676 Adopted Following the Failed Coup of 15 July 2016

December  2016 - Venice Commission

Available in: English, Turkish

Turkey: Country Report

December  2016 - Asylum Research Centre (ARC)

Available in: English version 1, version 2, version 3

Turkey 2016 Report

November 2016 - European Commission

Available in: English

EASO Country of Origin Information Report: Turkey Country Focus

November 2016 - European Asylum Support Office (EASO)

Aavailable in: English

Memorandum on the human rights implications of the measures taken under the state of emergency in Turkey

October 2016 - Nils Muiznieks, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights

The Failed Military Coup in Turkey & the Mass Purges

October 2016 - The Alliance for Shared Values

Available in: English

World Report 2016

January 2016 - Human Rights Watch

Available in: English

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