Tag Archives: BIANET

The rising costs of police violence

As protests continue throughout Turkey, the toll of the outrageous use of excessive force by Turkish police is rising.   In Antakya (Hatay), Abdullah Cömert, aged 22, was the first individual confirmed to have been killed due to abusive force.  … Continue reading

Posted in Excessive Force, Freedom of Expression, Turkey | Tagged , , , , ,

Children in Turkish Prison at Risk

Five children, ages 14-16, who were arrested by Turkish authorities last October following a hunger strike protest, are currently in prison in Siirt.  According to BIANET, the children have started cutting themselves and developed other behavioral problems during their incarceration. … Continue reading

Posted in Amnesty International, Kurds, Minorities, Turkey, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , ,