Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers and the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment address Turkey on 12 June 2019 about information they have received concerning allegations of torture and ill-treatment of former Turkish diplomats and staff from the Turkish foreign ministry in the Ankara Police Headquarters.

Tortured Diplomats Communication sent to Turkey

The following document shows the Turkish government’s response to all concerned Special Procedures Mandate Holders. In the report A/HRC/43/51/Add.3 of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, it is also clearly indicated that ‘the Government’s replies in the abovementionned cases failed to address the main concerns put forth by him and did not provide specific information as to the factual basis…’

Reply of Turkish Government

The third document, prepared by IAHRA GENEVA, raises concerns about the attempts of the Turkish government to mislead the International public opinion and reveals the truth on what exactly happens in Turkey based on first-hand information from the victims and observations from the field and reports of local and international NGOs.

IAHRA GENEVA’s Comments on Turkish Government’s Response