Human Rights Watch’s Report: Increase of Police Torture and Abductions in Turkey

According to Human Rights Watch’s report, people accused of terrorism or of being linked to the July 2016 attempted coup are at risk of torture in police custody in Turkey. In this report which is based on interviews with lawyers and relatives, and on a review of court transcripts, there are ten detail cases which is related to securtiy forces tortured or ill-treated and police beat scores.

11 torture cases which is reported by Human Right Watch refer to increase of torture and ill-treatment in police custody in Turkey. According to official records in the past year, over 150.000 people have passed through police custody accused of terrorist offenses, membership of armed groups, or involvement in the attempted coup in July 2016.

Read more: https://www.hrw.org/report/2017/10/12/custody/police-torture-and-abductions-turkey

About CHP EU Representation

The CHP was founded on 9 September 1923, about one and half month before the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey. The first President of modern Turkey’s oldest party was M. Kemal Atatürk. Today CHP is a social-democratic party, member of the Socialist International and associate member of the Socialist Group at the European Parliament. The scope of the CHP bureau in Brussels is not limited to the bilateral framework of Turkey's EU accession process. Issues such as the information society, energy policies, social development, climate change, international trade and security are among the different focus areas. The EU-Turkey relations are about integration and need multiple, plural and horizontal channels of communication. The CHP supports and promotes Turkey's EU membership process also by being more present and active in Brussels The CHP's Representative to the EU is Ms Kader Sevinç who previously worked as an MEP advisor at the European Parliament and in the private sector.
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