NGO Human Rights Watch has accused Turkish security forces of torturing civilians following the attempted coup last July. The human rights organization says victims were beaten and sexually assaulted.
For the first time, a country’s human rights record will be considered as part of the bidding process for a European Championship. Germany is taking no risks for Euro 2024.
The US is probing the fate of reporter Jamal Khashoggi, who was last seen entering a Saudi consulate in Istanbul. US investigators are already in Turkey, Donald Trump has said, but a Turkish source disputed the claim.
The Council of Europe has honored Oyub Titiev with its prestigious annual human rights award. The head of the Chechnya branch of rights group Memorial has been in prison since January on drugs charges.
A spokesman for Fethullah Gulen has said a guard at the cleric's Pennsylvania compound fired a warning shot at an armed intruder, who then fled. Gulen is accused by Turkey of orchestrating the failed 2016 military coup.
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