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.
- At least 404 people subjected to torture or mistreatment in 2017: TİHV
- 1-month pregnant teaching assistant sent to prison over alleged Gulen links
- Purge-victim Turkish MP shares first photo from prison
- Turkish court releases Carleton PhD candidate after 265 days in prison
- [VIDEO] “My kids will never forget this day”
- UNHCR-protected Turkish academic in 1480th day of his imprisonment
- Turkish police stifle 56 protests, detain 618 people throughout May
- Turkish police detain 52 military cadets on terror, coup accusations
- Turkish gov’t “brazenly boasting” about the “success” of the country’s intelligence agency
- German authorities urge Kyrgyz gov’t to figure out whereabouts of missing educator
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.