Sibel Hurtas


Turkish riot police detain a protester during a demonstration against the arrest by Turkish authorities of an academic and a teacher who have been on a hunger strike, Ankara, Turkey, May 23, 2017. (photo by ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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Turkey's elite get lenient treatment in post-coup probes

Thursday, Jun. 22, 2017 | Sibel Hurtas, Contributor

The apparent leniency accorded to figures linked to the ruling Justice and Development Party in Turkey’s post-coup investigations points to double standards.

Turkey’s opposition head leads march for justice

Tuesday, Jun. 20, 2017 | Sibel Hurtas, Contributor

Turkey’s main opposition leader is heading a march from Ankara to Istanbul in his most powerful protest so far against the government’s toughening crackdown on dissent.

How two clerics topped agenda of Erdogan-Trump meeting

Friday, May. 19, 2017 | Sibel Hurtas, Contributor

Turkey's Protestant community fears that Ankara could use an imprisoned American pastor as a bargaining chip to press for the extradition of Pennsylvania-based Turkish preacher Fethullah Gulen.

Police officers become victims of torture in Turkey

Monday, May. 15, 2017 | Sibel Hurtas, Contributor

The families of several Turkish police officers, rounded up as part of the crackdown on the Gulen community, have sought help from human rights activists in a rare example of willingness to speak out on torture allegations that have been rife since the coup attempt last year.

Are pro-Erdogan groups buying arms to prep for potential coup?

Thursday, Mar. 9, 2017 | Sibel Hurtas, Contributor

A relative of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has set up a group called the "Stay as Brothers, Turkey” against a possible new coup attempt.

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Sibel Hurtas is an award-winning Turkish journalist who focuses on human rights and judicial and legal affairs. Her career includes 15 years as a reporter for the national newspapers Evrensel, Taraf, Sabah and HaberTurk and the ANKA news agency. She won the Metin Goktepe Journalism Award and the Musa Anter Journalism Award in 2004 and the Turkish Journalists Association’s Merit Award in 2005. In 2013, she published a book on the murders of Christians in Turkey. Her articles on minorities and unresolved killings appear on the Faili Belli human rights blog.

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