Reports

Factsheet: Turkish Constitutional Court

Stats are quite alarming both with regard to sheer volume of the cases considered and low percentage of the decisions establish a right violation. It is self-evident that a Court with 15 members cannot duly render 186.701 decisions within seven years, and a Court which dismisses 96% of the applications cannot be regarded as providing an effective remedy.

Since 2014, and increasingly after the attempted coup of 2016, the TCC has aligned with the AKP Government. Although, the TCC rarely delivers decisions upholding rights and freedoms, these decisions are perceived as strategical decisions to prevent the ECtHR from reversing its decision recognizing the TCC as an effective remedy.

Suspicions and concerns continue about the four victims of enforced disappearance as the Ankara Court has decided to remand them

Özgür Kaya, Erkan Irmak, Yasin Ugan and Salim Zeybek who had been missing since February 2019, unexpectedly turned out in police custody on 29th of July.

Despite Ankara Provincial Security Directorate (Police) claims that  the persons in question were detained in front of Ankara Police HQ during a routine police control, experts who have been closely following their disappearance believe that  the detention of the victims has been staged so as to disguise  Turkish Intel’s involvement in their disappearence.

Report on criminal liabilities with regard to torture incident took place in Ankara Police Headquarters between 20 and 31 May 2019.

This report includes a summary of the report published by the Ankara Bar Association as well as domestic and international legal framework concerning torture and a consolidated list of state officials who are suspected to have ordered, facilitated, carried out concealed the torturing of former Turkish diplomats at Ankara Police HQ.