"Credible Evidence" Shows Turkish Authorities Raped And Tortured Detainees Since 'Failed' Coup

Tyler Durden's picture

Via MiddleEastEye.net,

Human rights group Amnesty International said on Sunday it had "credible evidence" of abuse and torture of people detained in sweeping arrests since Turkey's 15 July attempted military coup.

The London-based group said some of those being held were being "subjected to beatings and torture, including rape, in official and unofficial detention centres in the country".

Amnesty said more than 10,000 people have been detained since the attempted coup, and the group called for independent monitors to be granted access to detention sites across Turkey.

Amnesty raised serious allegations of mistreatment against Turkish police, who they said have held detainees in “stress positions, denied them food, water and medical treatment, verbally abused and threatened them, and subjected them to beatings and torture, including rape and sexual assault”.

Two lawyers working in the capital Ankara on behalf of detainees told Amnesty they witnessed “senior military officers in detention being raped with a truncheon or finger by police officers”.

Another source told Amnesty between 650 and 800 soldiers have been detained at the Ankara police headquarters sports hall. The source said “at least 300 of the detainees showed signs of having been beaten”.

“Reports of abuse including beatings and rape in detention are extremely alarming, especially given the scale of detentions that we have seen in the past week. The grim details that we have documented are just a snapshot of the abuses that might be happening in places of detention,” said Amnesty International’s Europe director John Dalhuisen.

"It is absolutely imperative that the Turkish authorities halt these abhorrent practices and allow international monitors to visit all these detainees in the places they are being held.”

A Turkish official, who asked to remain anonymous, told MEE that the government rejects Amnesty's allegations of mistreating detainees.

"We categorically deny the allegations and encourage advocacy groups to provide an unbiased account of the legal steps that are being taken against people who murdered nearly 250 civilians in cold blood," the official said.


"The idea that Turkey, a country seeking EU membership, would not respect the law is absurd. Just yesterday we released 1,200 military personnel because all we care about is concrete evidence of complicity in this grave assault against our democracy."

Since the failed coup, a total of 13,165 people have been detained, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said late on Saturday.

This included 8,838 soldiers, 2,101 judges and prosecutors, 1,485 police officers and 689 civilians.

At least 123 generals and admirals have also been jailed, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said.

Amnesty said that while Turkey has legitimate security concerns in light of the attempted coup, abuses of human rights are never acceptable. 

"Turkey is understandably concerned with public security at the moment, but no circumstances can ever justify torture and other ill-treatment or arbitrary detention," Dalhuisen said.

Speaking at a unity rally held in Istanbul on Sunday evening, opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu told huge crowds of people from across the Turkish political spectrum that mistreatment of detainees "shouldn't be allowed".

The leader of the centre-left CHP said, without specifically mentioning the Amnesty report: "The state cannot be run based on hate and vengeance. The rule of law needs to prevail. Torture, pressure in response will put state and putschists on same page and shouldn’t be allowed."

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HedgeAccordingly's picture

Ugh. It only gets worse and worse. The Information revolution is changing revolutions. http://hedgeaccordingly.com/2016/02/anonymous-releases-turkey-national-p... ..

wee-weed up's picture



Yep, that's what dictators do when crossed...

But his fellow dictator, Obozo, fully approves...

And will not say anything against his rabid fellow muzzie tyrant.

Supernova Born's picture

NATO members must adhere to the following standards:




HowdyDoody's picture

So where's the 'credible evidence'? In the same folder as the 'credible evidence' that Assad used sarin gas?

The regime change scenario is accelerating. The US is bringing out the 'human rights' (US cares about human rights - really?) shock troops. HRW will be next. I wonder if the White Helmets will make an appearance? Maybe later when the civil war is actually underway.

Let's wait until AI shows pictures of them decapitating 12 year-olds like US carefully-vetted moderate rebels, then we can 'pause' our support.



samjam7's picture

Thank you Howdy, Tyler is relying a bit too much on western MSM NGOs and Media to spin the whole Erdogan is now evil storyline. 

Yes there may have been torture, I'm not even doubting it, but do we really suddenly start relying on 'London based NGO with credible sources in Turkey' to form our opinion around here?  

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

But, Erdogan is evil. Only question is how evil. Power is corrupt, absolute power is corrupt absolute. Government is evil, and citizenry that is fail to vigilently constrain power of government is reap own harvest of angst and suffering. Are you need another 5,000 year of tyranny to understand this simple concept? Erdogan is now punish supporter of coup in exact fashion of abuse of power for which coup was originate. History is not repeat, but is often rhyme.

…but what is Boris knowing?!

AVmaster's picture

Remember when that evil Bush and waterboarding was so... evil?

Bush can't even hold a candle to these muslim guys, and they get full authorization from the obama regime and the leftards who suddenly turn a blind eye........




Déjà view's picture

Clinton, Bush, Obama have more blood on their hands than Erdogan 


BobEore's picture

Looks like somebody better book a ticket to Istanbul -

after playing the catty bitch-slappin American Exceptionalist takin extreme exception to someone actually calling in from the scene -

and I am soo terribly right because I sit in Anatolia and know what shit is going on.


our indisposed armchair expert turns their sites on anybody and everybody ELSE who doesn' t fall into line with his/err/her/it's AE storyline! Only one remedy for you - get your ass over here and try your luck with that shit on Istikal at midnight! Your over reliance upon popularity polls will come in good stead - you'll be the belle o the balls!

Meanwhile - outside the kennel of this Islamist regime-supporting lackey bambam7... we report the news without need or heed of vote buttons sucka!


samjam7's picture

I see your attitude hasn't changed one bit. Good for you, I hope you enjoy living in the Sultanate and all the side-effect that come with it, they have clearly taken their toll on you.

BobEore's picture

"Attitude?" lol...

what a putz... who has time for 'attitude?' This is about a story - one which you have zero skin in - and therefore have to pout and piss like a lil sissy cause ya got exposed as the wanker you are - given a written invitation to critique my reports on their substance - all you and your crew of tranny mud wraslers could come up with was limp-wristed moaning about 'style.' I've already explained to you how much I care about your upvotes or your downvotes - who gives a rat's ass about you playin with your buttons?

It's so simple - even you can figure this out  short pants -

you can do better? Get your sorry ass over here and start telling the world how it is> otherwise shut it down clown. You're a pussy spreading b/s for the caliph and his bearded weirdos. C'mon over tuff guy/grll/ and spread it for them! Whichever orifice you use to talk out of!

Ms No's picture

Well, the top post shows that Anonymous is coming out swinging against Turkey after recently trying to start Black lives matter riots.  This combined with the Nazi narrative is definitely supporting your original theory.

walküre's picture

You don't want to find out.

So where's the 'credible evidence'?

The first government which dares to attack Erdogan's behaviour will have to deal with the aftermath of at least a couple horrific and uprecedented terrorist attacks (Reutlingen, Munich, Nürnberg) and of course it will all be totally and completely UNRELATED to criticism of recent events in Turkey.

Calmyourself's picture

They're Turks/Muslims its what they do..  Proof?  Like asking for proof a bear shits in the woods..  Its why Merkel is dead set on bringing as many military age Muslims into Germany, the ME has a surfeit of rapist goat lovers  Germany a deficit, just prudent planning...

doctor10's picture

they're doing their very best to  "Saddamize"  Erdogan

TradingIsLifeBrah's picture
TradingIsLifeBrah (not verified) HedgeAccordingly Jul 26, 2016 7:44 AM

MIC must have war...

Captain Chlamydia's picture

Turkey is doomed under Erdogan. Fine NATO partner this guy. Great example of the mentality of the Turkish police and army officers.

But as multiple experiments show, it doesn't take much to transform a normal person to a Gestapo torturing expert, just give him authority and a handcuffed 'subject'.

wildbad's picture

and the islamists have no moral fence to jump.  as long as the enemy is painted with the infidel brush ANYTHING is allowed.


this is the religion of hate, not peace.  islam means submit.


so submit you subhuman scum or our illiterate masses will kill you but not before raping your sons and daughters before your eyes.

Dormouse's picture

Apparently "God's law" trumps international law. On a side note, the traitorous piece of shit-in-chief said just the other day in some retarded speech following which ever Islamic terror attack— as we all know, "Islam" comes from the word Salam, meaning peace. How does he get away with that sort of shit? I mean we have pictures of him at a madrasah when he was younger, he ditches his wedding ring every Ramadan, he damn well knows Islam means submit. How many months after he leaves office before he admits to being a (gay) Muslim? I give it less than six.

Freddie's picture

Where is the guy who posted here and chastised me for saying Turkey is shit and has been a cancer on Europe for 1100+ years?   He said the people are so charming.  Yeah right.  They should have overthrown that evil shit Erdogan.

At least Republicans woke up to the evils of NeoCons and some Dems have finally realized the Clintons are evil shit though they still love Obola.

Ms No's picture

The only problem with that theory is that Erdogan is one puppet after a long chain of puppets who have been installed by the 1980 CIA coup.  There were something like half a million rounded up during our coup.  We are responsible for all of these puppets and so is NATO.  They already did overthrow Turkey now it's just a matter of if we are going to lose it and that country is absolutely pivotal for their wider plans which include control of the ME.  If they are overthrowing Erdogan or he is rebelling something went wrong.

iClaudius's picture

"Fine NATO partner this guy"
Looks like the Turks are over achievers in the eyes of Obama and Clinton.

HowdyDoody's picture

"Fine NATO guy"

Whaddya mean? He has been supporting ISIS just as they ordered him to. He allows the US to use Incirlik to bomb hospitals in Syria. What more do you want?


Ms No's picture

That point you made may just be one of nails in this empire's coffin.  They seem to have a habit of killing their foreign asset puppets.  Did it ever occur to these bastards that might have consequences down the road.  People shouldn't exactly be running to sign up.  China tries to do business with people and we just subjugate with threats, murder and torture. 

HowdyDoody's picture

I guess the folks that whisper in their ears saying something like 'do this one little, tiny favor for us and we will ensure you get into the EU' never mention the downsides, like we will overthrow you when you cease to be useful.


BeansMcGreens's picture

Amazing how soon people forget. Remember this, and I guess this whore or others like her are  still around.

Victoria Nuland: "Fuck the EU".



Condition 1SQ's picture

What is it with Middle Eastern men and latent homosexuality?

man of Wool's picture

Bit like the American Military and CIA. Kinky interrogation techniques.

Sandmann's picture

It is commonplace but they don't call it like Westerners do - it is not an exclusive preference simply an option to express domination much like raping Western women is designed to degrade Western men

iClaudius's picture

"What is it with Middle Eastern men and latent homosexuality?"
They are no homosexuals; they will fuck anything, but they only respect goats afterwards.

walküre's picture

Worse than homosexuality is bestiality. Islamists are all over that shit.

I guess if they constantly see women covered in garbage bags, even the bearded goat looks stunning. Apparently virgin shorn sheep are all the rage.

gregga777's picture

Turkey is a fundamental Wahhabi Islamic dictatorship. Of course they are going to rape the men and beat the women. Tourists should absolutely shun getting anywhere near Turkey lest you suffer the same fates.

United States get out of NATO and for God's sake get all of our troops and equipment, especially our B-61 nuclear bombs, out of Turkey.

Sandmann's picture

Who will buy US weapons without the NATO Tupperware Parties ?

Pumpkin's picture

for God's sake get all of our troops and equipment, especially our B-61 nuclear bombs, out of Turkey.


I'm afraid our government fears a different god than you or I.

wildbad's picture

But, but, but...he's OUR son of a bitch!


CIA blowback at its best.  Set the Islamists loose.  Their moral fiber is built on a philosophy of hate your enemy and allows anything if it furthers the ends of the religio-state.



Sandmann's picture

UK and USA cultivated Islamic Fundamentalists from 1950s onwards to inflame southern parts of USSR with fast-growing Muslim population using Turkey, Saudi and Pakistan to stir up trouble in Chechnya and Central Asia - then to pump opium inside Russia through the Afghan supply lines reopened by the US/UK regime replacing Taliban.

It is blowback - look how the CIA built a mosque in Munich for the Muslim Brotherhood in 1950s  - Amazon has the book......


Holistic's picture

Turkey is keeping up its tradition and culture.

lolmao500's picture

State department : it's still a democracy! I mean, we tortured some folks and we are a democracy right??

Sandmann's picture

This is how Germany will look with fewer than 100,000 soldiers and 2,000,000 Turks and huge rallies planned in Cologne 31 July and other cities in support of Erdogan. Germany is forecast by the CIA to meltdown by 2020 but more likely it will break up before that and start to look like Yugoslavia........I bet the East will break away and some regions near the coast or France.........it is not just Germans v Islam but Kurds v Turks in Germany and Arabs v Turks.......the whole Middle East tribal wars are nowe in a city near you

tyrone's picture

So... looking more and more like Islam is not compatible with Western values nor beliefs.

I have heard rumors that untold numbers of Syrian refugees are entering the US as I write this.  They are reputedly aboard UPS freight aircraft and are landing in out of sight airports (ie: AFBs) where the refugees deplane, hop aboard buses and are whisked away to unknown locations.


Anyone seen or heard anything, whatever?


Ms No's picture

The CIA thinks so.  They have bred special ones just for us too.

Wahooo's picture

I have yet to see a muslim uprising in western nations. There is certainly an army of pissed off muslims in France, and yet we've seen only insignificant attacks. Insignificant in the sense of doing any damage to the government which would be the real target in any serious uprising. No, these attacks are crazy individuals only, not a well-orchestrated muslim insurrection.

10mm's picture

Harrisburg Intl Airport past reports.

VWAndy's picture

The ends justify the means as they say. He is large and in charge now.

YHC-FTSE's picture

Erdogan is a two-faced megalomaniac, but considering that the military coup was alleged to have been masterminded by General John F Campbell and Amnesty is making noises (Always a bad sign), it looks to me as though the Pentagon is getting set for the invasion of Turkey! Besides, this is kindergarten stuff compared to the real horrors of Abu Ghraib and CIA dentention centres dotted around the globe - btw, where the fuck was Amnesty's voice during the worst excesses of the US invasion of Iraq? That NGO was turned into a war propaganda machine years ago.

Ms No's picture

Here comes the Nazi narrative.  This isn't good if Turkey and the Sauds pivot from the west then everything changes.   I seem to remember some very large infrastructure deals that the Sauds were doing with Russia a while back that didn't fit either.  I wonder if the west would move their war and conquering ambitions to Russia's western border.  ISIS would probably be dispursing from Syria under this uncertainty as well.  Assad should be cleaning house right now. 

Since it's hot as hell and I can't sleep I was reading about Gulen.  Here is something he allegedly said during a sermon in 1999.  It sounds strangely familiar....

"In 1999, Turkish television aired footage of Gülen delivering a sermon to a crowd of followers in which he revealed his aspirations for an Islamist Turkey ruled by Sharia (Islamic law), as well as the specific methods that should be used to attain that goal. In the secret sermon, Gülen said"

"You must move in the arteries of the system without anyone noticing your existence until you reach all the power centers...until the conditions are ripe, they [the followers] must continue like this...You must wait for the time when you are complete and conditions are ripe, until we can shoulder the entire world and carry it...You must wait until such time as you have gotten all the state power, until you have brought to your side all the power of the constitutional institutions in Turkey...Until that time, any step taken would be too early—like breaking an egg without waiting the full forty days for it to hatch. It would be like killing the chick inside... Now, I have expressed my feelings and thoughts to you all—in confidence...trusting your loyalty and secrecy."

Even if this is BS this guys assets are phenomenal and he is undisputedly a CIA asset.  Obviously, look where he is parked and it saved him from terrorist accusations.  His assets are reported to be somewhere between 20-50 billion. 

"The projects sponsored by Gülen-inspired followers today number in the thousands, span international borders and...include over 2000 schools and seven universities in more than ninety countries in five continents, two modern hospitals, the Zaman newspaper (now in both a Turkish and English edition), a television channel (Samanyolu), a radio channel (Burc FM), CHA (a major Turkish news agency), Aksiyon (a leading weekly news magazine), national and international Gülen conferences, Ramadan interfaith dinners, interfaith dialog trips to Turkey from countries around the globe and the many programs sponsored by the Journalists and Writers Foundation. In addition, the Isik insurance company and Bank Asya, an Islamic bank, are affiliated with the Gülen community."

"Bank Asya was listed among the Top 500 Banks in the world by London's Banker magazine. It had joint-venture banking across Muslim Africa, from Senegal to Mali in a strategic cooperation agreement with the Islamic Development Bank's Senegal-based Tamweel Africa Holding SA. Zaman, which also owns the English-language Today's Zaman, is the largest daily paper in Turkey."


bigsurf's picture

Who let's a ccongregation play war games and terrorize people?  I called 911 .. these people are frikken nutso. They need to be locked up. I've never done anything but defend myself by speaking the truth as I know it, The banker millionAIR admitted to it being a personal vendetta OVER A DUDE..  and these whack jobs are outside my house armed. wow... armed vilalates with their chopper pratrol . tHEY HAVE TESTAMOINIES OF JESUS CHRIST AND REPRESENT Him and His Gospel. Yay diciple vilgalantes. God pklease protect my children. how many times do we have to go through being terrorized by these extreamists???

bigsurf's picture

They probably going to break in and shoot us all...  why are these crzies encouraged and trained by their leaders???

bigsurf's picture

Heaven help us in Snohomish County

iAmerican's picture

Naked men and boys were circumambulating the Kaaba and its silver vagina for thousands of years before Mohammed was born.

The god of "Islam" is the god of pedophile homosexual Sodom and Gomorrah.