New witness statements reveal that two #Kurdish civilians were thrown out of a moving helicopter during a military operation in 2020, confirming suspicions in a case that has attracted widespread criticism from human rights defenders.
An #Afghan refugee in #Turkey’s eastern border province of #Iğdır is being held in the same repatriation centre with her attackers despite reporting sexual assaults against her. Conditions at the detention centre are consistently bad, with reports of sexual abuse, disease outbreaks and riots.
Amnesty International’s annual report highlights Turkey’s persistent human rights violations and warns of a cost of living crisis, while criticising the pre-election crackdown on freedom of assembly and other restrictions on rights.
A shipment of 2.3 tonnes of cocaine bound for Turkey with a street value of at least $20 million was seized at a Peruvian port on Friday. Narcotics watchdogs report that Turkey has become a global trafficking hub for South American cocaine.
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