The aim of the Treatment and Rehabilitation Centres is to be of assistance to the people subjected to torture in detention places and prisons providing physical, psychological and social treatment and rehabilitation.

The HRFT set up its first centre providing rehabilitation services to torture survivors in September 1990 in Ankara. It was reorganised as the Ankara Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre in January 1991. Representative offices and new centres were set up in turn in Izmir in July 1991, in Istanbul in October 1991, in Adana in February 1995 and lastly in Diyarbakir in June 1998. Unfortunately our Adana Office got closed down on August 2015.

In 1994 the “5 Cities Project” was initiated in the regions where no HRFT centres had been established. The project at first included Diyarbakir, Malatya, Adana, Mersin, and Gaziantep. The aim of the project was to provide treatment and rehabilitation services to the torture victims living in these cities. When the Adana (1995) and Diyarbakir (1998) offices were established Van and Adiyaman took their places in the project. The staff of the centres includes physicians, social workers, psychiatrists, secretary and medical secretaries. The first examination and the psychological evaluations of the applicants are provided at the foundation. If advanced examination and treatment are necessary, the applicants are sent to expert physicians from various medical fields.

In addition to the employed staff, the HRFT has hundreds of volunteers from various disciplines. The treatment and rehabilitation services are free of charge and travelling charges and expenses of the applicants can be covered by the foundation.

Please click to view our Treatment and Rehabilitation Centres Annual Reports.