Acquittal in work murder due to “emergency decree”

4 February 2019

Ankara West 9th Criminal Court of First Instance acquitted trustee defendant Süleyman Sarıyıldız in the lawsuit filed on the death of Emre Tombuloğlu, who died by falling down in the elevator shaft.

Continue »

No lawsuit filed against police officer despite “fault in service”

23 January 2019

The lawsuit of compensation opened by the family of 12-year-old Helin Hasret Şen at the Ministry of the Interior was concluded.

Continue »

Nol-pros in investigation on 17-year-old killed with police gun

18 January 2019

The investigation on the death of Ömer Koç, who was killed with a hunting rifle on October 4, 2015 at 5 Nisan Neighborhood near a “Ranger”-type police vehicle that was patrolling around two streets away from his home in Bağlar district of Diyarbakır, was concluded with non-prosecution.  

Continue »

Impunity in Turkey 2018

2 November 2018

The notion of IMPUNITY can be defined plainly as the impossibility of investigation, prosecution and penalization of rights violations in legal, administrative and factual methods. This mechanism encompasses all stages of the judiciary and execution, starting from the action itself and the perpetrator, and is a dominant and widespread administrative and judicial practice in Turkey....  

Continue »

European Court of Human Rights denies application on Roboski Massacre

17 May 2018

European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) did not accept the application on Roboski Massacre, causing the deaths of 34 people, 19 of them children, after the bombardment of Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) aircraft.

Continue »

Police officers acquitted in lawsuit on two children’s death with tear gas shells

27 April 2018

In the case on the deaths of 8-year-old Enes Ata and 14-year-old Mahsum Mızrak due to being shot by the police with tear gas shells during the clashes in Diyarbakır in 2006, the special operation force officers were acquitted due to “lack of evidence.”

Continue »