Torture and ill treatment

Notable reports and publications released by NGOs, governments or international organizations on the allegations of torture and ill-treatment in police custody and/or in prisons in Turkey after 2016

Impunity in Turkey Today

September 2020 - Yves Haeck & Emre Turkut, Turkey Tribunal

Available in: English

Torture in Turkey Today

August 2020 - Eric Sottas & Johan Vande Lanotte, Turkey Tribunal

Available in: English

CPT reports on Turkey (visits carried out in 2017 and 2019)

August 2020 - European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

Available in English: 2017 visit, 2019 visit

Turkey: UN expert says deeply concerned by rise in torture allegations

February 2018 - Nils Melzer, UN Special Rapporteur on torture

Available in: English

Systematic Torture & Ill-Treatment in Turkey

January 2020 - Advocates of Silenced Turkey (AST)

Available in: English, Turkish

Report on allegations of torture in the Ankara police department

May 2019 - The Ankara Bar Association

Available in: English (unofficial translation), Turkish (original)

The aftermath of the failed Turkey coup: Torture, beatings and rape

January 2018 - Amnesty International

Available in: English

Tortured to Death: Holding Gökhan Açıkkollu's Killers to Account

November 2017 - Stockholm Center for Freedom (SCF)

Available in: English

In Custody: Police Torture and Abductions in Turkey

October 2017 - Human Rights Watch (HRW)

Available in: English, Turkish

CPT report on Turkey (visit carried out in 2015)

October 2017 - European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

Available in: English

Mass Torture and Ill-Treatment in Turkey

June 2017 - Stockholm Center for Freedom (SCF)

Available in: English

Suspicious Deaths and Suicides in Turkey

March 2017 - Stockholm Center for Freedom (SCF)

Available in: English

Preliminary observations and recommendations of the UN Special Rapporteur on torture

December  2016 - United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Available in: English

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