“Makeup on a bedridden patient”: Rights experts assess Turkey’s new Human Rights Action Plan

Recent articles in Turkey

RSF's Turkey representative Erol Önderoglu (C) and physician Sebnem Korur Fincanci (L) speak to the press in front of the courthouse, Istanbul, Turkey, 3 February 2021, OZAN KOSE/AFP via Getty Images

Turkey’s terrorism law used to punish reporters who don’t toe the official line on Kurdish issues

At least ten journalists will be in court on terrorism charges in the next few weeks, including IFEX member and RSF Turkey representative Erol Önderoglu.

Turkey's President Erdoğan gestures as he joins a video conference call with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel, in Brussels, Belgium, 19 March 2021, STEPHANIE LECOCQ/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Human rights groups call on EU leaders to prioritise fundamental rights ahead of Turkey visit

EU leaders should send a strong, public message that improved relations, economic or otherwise, will be tied to substantial improvement in Turkey’s domestic human rights record.

Riot police block protesters during a demonstration organised by women and LGBT activists against Turkey's withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention, in Istanbul, Turkey, 20 March 2021, Erhan Demirtas/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Turkey’s government is dismantling human rights protections and democratic norms

“President Erdoğan is targeting any institution or part of society that stands in the way of his wide-ranging effort to reshape Turkey’s society. The latest developments against parliamentary opposition, the Kurds, and women are all about ensuring the president’s hold on power in violation of human rights and democratic safeguards.” – HRW