Turkey Human Rights Blog

[Blogpost] Pushbacks: A Core Element of Policies Against Irregularised Mobility and Asylum

The EU and member states are consolidating the practice of pushbacks to prevent unauthorised entrants from crossing their borders and/or submitting asylum applications. From Spanish north African enclaves in Ceuta and Melilla to the EU’s Mediterranean and Atlantic Sea borders, as well as at eastern land borders from Greece, Hungary and Croatia all the way to Poland and Lithuania, informal practices have become commonplace. De facto, human rights are being subordinated to strategic migration policy goals, by design.

[Analysis] Turkey’s rotten criminal justice system: The case of drug and extortion ring run by a prosecutor and police officers

“Not the first time a police officer turns bad”, one might think. .“Just another bad apple”. It would perhaps be considered as such, if the police officer in question was not from the narcotics unit and previously decorated for his efforts during a successful drug operation and the car, he was driving did not belong to a public prosecutor from the Terrorism Bureau of the Office of Adana Chief Public Prosecutor.