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 folk band member dies on 288th day of hunger strike
- Turkey arrests another journalist for insulting “Erdogan’s call to raise funds for COVID-19 relief
- Purge-victim Çanakkale woman “possibly” commits suicide: report
- Prison riot in southeast Turkey over coronavirus fears
- Turkish journalist berifly detained for protesting Erdogan’s call to raise funds for coronavirus relief
- İHD calls on Turkish gov’t to release 1564 vulnerable prisoners with fatal diseases in face of COVID-19 outbreak
- HRW, EP officials call on Turkish gov’t to release political prisoners to stem COVID-19
- Turkey investigates at least 372 social media users over coronavirus posts: report
- One million tweets call on Turkish authorites to release purge-victims to stem COVID-19
- Turkish gov’t replaces 8 elected Kurdish mayors with pro-Erdogan trustees
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.