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.
- 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.