Torture claims on the rise in Erdogan’s Turkey

Jul 31, 2020

Erhan Dogan, a 39-year-old Kurdish schoolteacher from Turkey’s eastern province of Elazig, says he first experienced torture on the night of July 26, 2016. It began following his arrest by Turkish police in Ankara on terrorism charges.

Dogan says he was repeatedly beaten and kicked in the ribs and on the head, his hands cuffed behind him. He says he was suspended by a rope...