As Turkey prepares for the second round of presidential elections, the suppression of Kurdish voters and dissenting voices has become a critical issue. The actions taken by the government have led to accusations of undermining democracy and jeopardising the fairness of the electoral process.
The suspicious death of Duygu Koral in a Turkish prison has raised serious concerns about the treatment of prisoners and the conditions within the facility. The discovery of signs of violence on Koral’s body has cast doubt on the prison administration’s claim of suicide.
Oktay Avcu, a shopkeeper from Mersin, who filed a criminal complaint against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for manipulated videos shown at his rallies, has been released on house arrest. Avcu was detained immediately after submitting his petition to the Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office.