Turkey's Human Rights Association (İHD) observed dozens of deaths caused by rights violations in the first six months of 2020. Fourteen women were killed by men, two inmates died in prison and three law enforcement officers were found dead under suspicious conditions in the southeast.
Twenty-six years after his death and the transport of his bones from one end of the country to the next, Sabiha Altıntaş finally received the remaining bones of her son following the results of a DNA test conducted on exhumed bodies in an Istanbul cemetery. Altıntaş's son Burhan joined the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in 1992 and she never saw him again.
Serkan Alan reports: A recent parliamentary commission report on the prevention of suspicious deaths of children in Turkey suggested that the families of children deemed by experts to be at risk of violence should be monitored, and that if necessary the children should be removed from their homes.