Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (TIHV) reported that practices of torture are their highest for the last 30 years.
According to the 2021 report, 984 people applied to the foundation because they or their relatives were subjected to torture and ill-treatment.
The report said that seven out of ten people were tortured in custody, in public during the process of detention, or during a demonstration.
Four out of ten applicants were reportedly tortured in a vehicle, and four out of ten were tortured in a police station.
The youngest of the applicants was five years old, and the oldest was 76.
While 307 people applied in Istanbul, 263 applied in the Kurdish-majority province of Van (Wan), 166 in the Kurdish-majority province of Diyarbakır (Amed), 134 in the western province of Izmir, 66 in capital Ankara, and 48 in the Kurdish-majority district of Cizre (Cizîr).
Compared to the 2020 report, the increase in LGBTI+ applications was dramatic, the foundation said.
Between 2015 and 2021, a total of 4779 people applied to TIHV because they or a relative were either tortured or ill-treated.
597 applied in 2015, 485 in 2016, 616 in 2017, 584 in 2018, 908 in 2019, 605 in 2020, 984 in 2021.