Impunity provisions enacted with Decree Law nos. 667, 668, 696 During the state of emergency rule between 2016 and 2018, the Turkish Government enacted thirty-two emergency decrees which were later approved by the Turkish Parliament and have become ordinary… Read More ›
Torture and Impunity
On 12 March 2020, an arrest warrant targeting thirteen lawyers was issued and several lawyers have been taken into custody in Turkey’s southeastern provinces of Diyarbakır and Urfa as part of an Urfa-based investigation. Most of the targeted lawyers are those who documented torture and ill-treatment incident took place in May of 2019 in Halfeti district of Sanliurfa province.
Prominent forensic expert, physician Sebmen Korur Fincanci warned about inadequate medical examination and documentation carried out on torture and ill-treatment complaints. She added that ‘inadequate medical documentation disrupts efforts to prevent torture and leaves us facing new torture allegations every day’.
On 1 February 2020, the Arrested Lawyers Initiative published an advanced update of its report titled ‘Extradition to Turkey: One-way Ticket to Torture and Unfair Trial’ which was published in February of 2018.
Human Rights NGOs: Torture and Ill-treatment in custody have become systematic practice of Ankara Police
Human Rights NGOs: Torture and Ill-treatment in custody have become systematic practice of Ankara Police. Report of Ankara Bar Association confirm the complaints of torture and ill-treatment.