Turkey: Follow-up procedure to the forty-fifth session of the Committee Against Torture
Amnesty International is submitting this letter for the Committee’s consideration to illustrate ongoing areas of concern related to the priorities for follow-up. Little progress has been made with regard to combating torture and impunity. Excessive use of force by law enforcement officials at demonstrations remains routine and on occasions apparently sanctioned by public statements from the highest level of government. In the vast majority of cases, investigations into allegations of human rights abuses are not effective and the chances of bringing law enforcement officials to justice remain remote.