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Urgent Action: Dozens at risk of torture in police detention

A group of 47 people, including men, women and three children, were detained between 18 and 21 May during police raids following clashes between security forces and the armed PKK in Urfa province, south eastern Turkey. There are credible allegations that the adults were subjected to torture and other ill-treatment. As of 24 May, 22 of them, including the three children, have been released. The 25 still being held at the police’s anti-terrorism branch are at risk of torture or other ill-treatment and must be given immediate access to independent medical care.

Take action.




Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English or Turkish to:


Minister of Interior
Süleyman Soylu
Devlet Mahallesi
T.C. İçişleri Bakanlığı
06580 Çankaya/Ankara
Twitter: @suleymansoylu
Salutation: Dear Minister


Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.

His excellency Mr Ümİt Yalçin, Embassy of the Republic of Turkey 43 Belgrave Square SW1X 8PA 020 7393 0202 Fax 020 7393 0066

Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date. 

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