Turkey survived a failed coup attempt against the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government on July 15, 2016. An ensuring crackdown has produced thousands of victims as it has gone beyond punishing those involved, resulting in an across-the-board iron fist against dissidents of all kinds in Turkey. More than 170,000 people have lost their jobs. Some 160,000 have passed through police custody while 90,000 have been remanded in pre-trial detention. Some 700 children, aged between 0 to 6, are now accompanying their parents in jail. Established to document the rights violations in the aftermath of the failed coup, TurkeyPurge.com now presents this report to help its readers better understand the scope of the Turkish government’s crackdown since the failed coup attempt.
- Campaign by Turkish activist raises €50,000 for purge-victim cancer patient in 24 hours
- Purge-victim businessman dies of cancer weeks after being released from prison
- Turkey’s top judicial body says 400 judges, prosecutors currently under investigation over terror links
- Turkish TV Show under investigation over ‘terror propaganda’
- Purge-victim German-language teacher dies at 39: report
- Purge-victim mother of imprisoned soldier begs for justice: My 19-year-old son given 7 aggravated life sentences
- Turkish gov’t revokes press cards of Evrensel daily journalists: report
- Fethullah Gulen’s “old friend” detained by İzmir police despite suffering from advanced Alzheimer’s disease
- Turkish court appoints trustees to Erdoğan-critic Davutoğlu-affiliated foundation: report
- 8-year-old cancer patient departs to Germany for treatment without parents due to ongoing travel ban
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.