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.
- Purge-victim military cadets demand justice in Toronto for jailed friends
- Turkey issues detention warrants for 51 public officials, including 27 former army members
- Paralyzed math teacher held in Kayseri prison since April 2017 over Gulen links
- Former rector gets 6 years, 3 months in prison on Gulen links: report
- Leaked photos show purge-victim police officer handcuffed to hospital bed during intubation: report
- Purge-victim Turkish woman held in prison cell with 2 kids since January 2021: report
- Turkish court jails Eskişehir man suffering from Huntington’s disease: report
- 66-year-old purge victim man dies in prison: report
- Pro-Kurdish HDP politician gets 7 years, 6 months in prison on “terror” charges: report
- 1,576,566 people investigated over “terror accusations” since July 2016: Deva Party
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.