The shutdown of the health care system during the unrest and curfews in the Kurdish-dominated southeastern provinces of Turkey since peace efforts collapsed in July 2015 has had disastrous effects on people’s ability to access health care services – resulting in deaths and exacerbating the consequences of untreated injuries and illnesses – also potentially giving cover to serious human rights violations, a report by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) said.
- 9-year-old drowns in Maritsa River in attempt to escape Turkey’s post-coup crackdown
- Turkish parliament expels pro-Kurdish MP Gergerlioğlu over “terror” charges
- Purge-victim police chief found dead in a quarantine cell in Turkish prison
- Turkish mob boss: Erdogan gov’t asked me to murder American pastor Andrew Brunson
- Turkey jails mother of imprisoned military cadet
- Turkish President calls on parliament to pass laws banning social media platforms
- Purge-victim Turkish professor dies of cancer at 54
- 9 international human rights groups call on Turkish gov’t to release political prisoners in face of COVID-19 outbreak
- U.S. House Committee Chair calls on Turkish President Erdogan to release purge-victim prisoners in face of COVID-19 outbreak
- Counter-terrorism units raid house of Adana family over “financial aid” to purge-victim families
Turkey Purge monitors unlawful crackdown of Turkish government in the aftermath of the failed coup, maps human rights abuses, hate crime and hate speech against political dissent in the country.