Our goal is raising awareness about the plight of the victims of authoritarian government persecution in Turkey and beyond.

LATEST NEWS

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20May 2021

Huddled Masses Message on Violence in the Holy Land

We are deeply saddened by ongoing violence and the tragic loss of life in the Holy Land.

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16Apr 2021

Roundtable In Support of the AAPI Community & Black Faith Leaders

After a year of spiking hate crimes and discrimination towards the Asian American community

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20Feb 2021

Kara Efe Photo Contest

Photography is the art that takes an instant, an item, or an experience out of time and tells a whole reality and impact that has on life in the background.

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11Feb 2021

Inconceivable torture as a grave human rights violation in Turkey at Şanlıurfa Counter-Terrorism Branch (TEM)

Another grave human rights violation documented by Sevinç Özarslan with the victim of torture in Turkey.

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16Oct 2020

PETITION THE TURKISH AUTHORITIES TO LAUNCH A FULL INVESTIGATION…

Mustafa Kabakçıoğlu, a police officer expelled from his job by a statutory decree, died in solitary confinement cell in Gümüşhane Prison on August 29.

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08Sep 2020

ERDOGAN’S LONG ARMS: ABDUCTIONS IN TURKEY AND ABROAD

Turkey’s struggle to draw the country more in line with the pillars of the European Union faced a long and accelerating slide.

AST Papers

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19Feb 2021

141 JOURNALISTS ARE IN JAIL IN TURKEY AS OF JANUARY, 2021

In the aftermath of the failed coup, the government closed down ​179 media outlets​ – including 53 newspapers, 37 radio stations, 34 TV channels, ​29 publishing houses​9, 20 magazines, and six news agencies

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30May 2020

THE TORTURED MOTHERS UNDER ERDOGAN’S REGIME

The Turkish Justice Minister data indicates that there are more than 750 babies imprisoned with their mothers.

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03Mar 2020

Human Rights Digest: February 2020 Articles

TURKEY: MONTHLY HUMAN RIGHTS DIGEST February 2020

Human Rights Watch Reports

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11Sep 2020

GRAVE DECLINE IN ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT BETWEEN 2016-2020 IN TURKEY

This study aims to analyze the impacts of the state of emergency declared after the 2016 coup attempt in Turkey on the academic achievements of the universities.

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11Sep 2020

THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK IN TURKEY’S PRISONS: ANALYSIS OF THE CASES, FINDINGS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

This report informs about the confirmed Covid-19 cases seen in Turkey’s prisons. Based on this and the official statements, the report presents its findings and recommendations.

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11Sep 2020

HIGHLIGHTS FROM TURKEY 2019 HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT BY UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE

The United States Department of State released Turkey 2019 Human Rights Report which has critical points regarding human rights violations in Turkey...

AST Reports

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04Feb 2021

Erdogan’s Torture Squads and Torture in Turkey as a Grave Human Rights Violation

As a member of the Council of Europe, Turkey has ratified the European Convention on Human Rights.

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15Jan 2021

ADVOCATES OF SILENCED TURKEY REPORT 2020

When the Turkish President declared in an infamous speech that “old Turkey no longer exists.

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08Jan 2021

WOMEN’S RIGHTS VIOLATIONS BY THE TURKISH LEGAL SYSTEM

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