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.
- Turkish woman says she was tortured with acid in police custody: report
- First inmate dies from COVID-19 complications at İstanbul’s Silivri Prison: report
- Turkish gov’t dismisses 4 more elected Kurdish mayors, bringing total to 44
- Turkish journalist tests positive for COVID-19 in Ankara’s Sincan prison
- COVID-19 hits Turkey’s notorious Silivri prison with at least 191 inmates test positive: report
- 44 including military cadets in İstanbul’s Silivri Prison test positive for COVID-19
- Turkish commentator says her family is ready to execute people for Erdogan
- Turkish folk band member dies after 322 days of hunger strike: report
- 8-year-old purge-victim kid dies of cancer: report
- Netflix removes a Designated Survivor episode at request of Turkish government
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.