AIDA 2017 Update: Greece & Turkey

The updated AIDA Country Reports on Greece and Turkey track key developments in asylum procedures, reception conditions, detention and content of protection throughout 2017.





Report on the impact of the state of emergency on human rights in Turkey, including an update on the South-East

The present report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) provides an overview of key human rights concerns in Turkey in the period between January and December 2017, with a focus on the consequences of the state of emergency on the enjoyment of human rights. The findings of OHCHR point to a constantly deteriorating human rights situation, exacerbated by the erosion of the rule of law.



Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes report on Imralı Prison (Turkey)

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) has published a report on its April 2016 visit to the high-security prison on the island of Imralı in Turkey, where Abdullah Öcalan and three other prisoners are being held.

Report: https://rm.coe.int/168079457a

Response: https://rm.coe.int/168079457b


Turkey’s Syrian Refugees: Defusing Metropolitan Tensions

Report Nº 248 / Europe & Central Asia. Host community hostility toward Syrian refugees is on the rise in Turkey’s metropolitan areas. In order to defuse tensions and mitigate rising intercommunal tensions, Ankara and its international partners should support long-term strategies for the Syrians’ sustainable integration.


CPT publishes report on Turkey

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has published today the report on its ad hoc visit to Turkey, which took place from 16 to 23 June 2015, together with the response of the Turkish Government. Both documents have been made public at the request of the Turkish authorities.


https://rm.coe.int/pdf/168075ec0c (respuesta)

https://rm.coe.int/pdf%20/168075ec0b (resumen ejecutivo)

In Custody. Police Torture and Abductions in Turkey

This report details credible evidence of 11 cases of serious abuse in detention, involving scores of individuals, all but one within the past seven months. The findings are based on interviews with lawyers and relatives, and a review of court transcripts, including allegations that police severely beat and threatened detainees, stripped them naked, and in some cases threatened them with sexual assault or sexually assaulted them. Human Rights Watch documented five cases of abductions in Ankara and Izmir between March and June 2017 that could amount to enforced disappearances – cases in which the authorities take a person into custody but deny it or refuse to provide information about the person’s whereabouts.