Human Rights Foundation of Turkey provides treatment and rehabilitation to torture survivors and their relatives, enabling them to reach their physical, psychological, and social well-being.
HRFT’s treatment and rehabilitation efforts are conducted through its treatment centres in Ankara, Diyarbakır, Istanbul and Izmir, as well as its two reference centres in Cizre and Van. Physical, social and psychological support is organized by physicians, social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists and medical/treatment secretaries at our centres. A primary physical and psychological examination of applicants are organized within HRFT by HRFT medical staff. When further examination and advanced treatment is required, applicants are directed to various medical professionals within the HRFT network. All expenses of treatment, including transportation, are covered by the HRFT.
The first reference centre of HRFT was established in Ankara on September 1990. The Foundation focuses on the treatment and rehabilitation of torture survivors for the past 30 years, and it has been collaborating with professionals of their fields aiming for the highest quality of treatment and rehabilitation services.
In regions where HRFT does not have a treatment center, HRFT reference centres take applications, conduct first interviews and direct applicants to the relevant centre. Additionally, mobile health teams reach out to torture survivors in regions where HRFT does not have a centre.
Since 1990, HRFT has offered treatment and rehabilitation to more than 18,000 torture survivors.