26 August 2022 HRFT Documentation Center Daily Human Rights Report

Human Rights Foundation of Turkey Documentation Center[1][2][3][4][5]

26 August 2022 Daily Human Rights Report

(08/232) Operations and Attacks…

It is learned from the news coverage of August 26, 2022 that, 3 militants died in a clash between the Turkish Armed Forces units and HPG militants in the rural areas of Van on July 6, 2022.

(08/233) Person Died in Prison…

On August 25, 2022, a prisoner named Fırat Çağlayan (28) died in Aydın E Type Prison. It is claimed in the news reports that Fırat Çağlayan killed himself. It is learned that Aydın Public Prosecutor’s Office launched an investigation about Çağlayan’s death.

(08/235) Torture and Ill-Treatment in Prison…

It is learned from the news coverage of August 25, 2022 that, 13 prisoners transferred from Konya T Type Prison to Konya Ereğli T Type Prison were subjected to strip search at the entrance of prison, and those who reject it were put in solitary cells.

It is learned from the news coverage of August 25, 2022 that, Rıdvan Kaya, a prisoner in Maraş Türkoğlu L Type Prison No. 1 was subjected to torture and ill-treatment of the correction officers.

It is learned from the news coverage of August 26, 2022 that, the water in Edirne Women’s Closed Prison was frequently cut off.

(08/236) Detained Musician in Istanbul…

Musician Gülşen Bayraktar Çolakoğlu, who was detained on August 25, 2022, on the charge of ‘inciting hatred and hostility among people or degrading’, over her expressions at a concert, is arrested by the court on the same day.

(08/237) CHP MP on Trial…

It is learned from the news coverage of August 25, 2022 that, the Ankara Civil Court of First Instance No. 12 dismissed the case against the Republican People’s Party (CHP) Group Deputy Chair and Manisa MP Özgür Özel, which was opened upon the President’s complaint over his expressions “the mere parody of dictator” demanding 250,000 Turkish Liras for non-pecuniary damage. It is learned that the court stated that “It is considered that the President is in a position to show a higher level of tolerance towards statements containing severe political criticism against him than those who are not in the same situation.”

(08/238) Investigation Against Politicians and Journalist…

It is learned from the news coverage of August 26, 2022 that, Edremit Public Prosecutor’s Office launched an investigation against CHP Mersin MP Ali Mahir Başarır, CHP former Balikesir MP Mehmet Tüm, CHP’s former Istanbul chair Murat Akbaş, the Workers Party of Turkey (TİP) chair Erkan Baş and journalist Yavuz Selim Demirağ, on the charges of ‘insulting the President’ and ‘inciting hatred and hostility among public or degrading the public’ by their speeches at the book fair in Edremit district of Balıkesir.

(08/239) Ban of Access to Web Contents…

It is learned that 6 news reports about the ban of access to the news reports about the Justice and Development Party (AKP) Erzurum MP, published on, (2 news),,, websites are banned to access on the grounds of violation of personal rights, by Ankara Gölbaşı Penal Court of Peace on August 25, 2022.

It is learned that Istanbul Anadolu Penal Court of Peace No. 10 decided on August 24, 2022 to remove the name of a judge mentioned in the news about the “Iron Fist” operation against companies that inflicted 25 billion liras in damage to the public with fake invoices through companies in the iron and steel industry, published on,, websites.

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