Trials

Faili Belli (Perpetrator Not-Unknown) scrutinizes the critical domestic criminal trials on gross violations of human rights took place in Turkey’s recent history. The website includes contents concerning the trials that were commenced for only a few enforced disappearances and extra-judicial killings that occurred in the 1990s as well as about the trials on the recent violations of right to life. As an output of the trial monitoring work conducted by Hafıza Merkezi, each trial is presented along with detailed reports on the hearings and various documents revealing the background information on the legal process, such as indictments, timelines and media collections.

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Nine persons, all members of the same family, were killed in the Vartinis (Altınova) hamlet of the Korkut county in the Muş province on 3 October 1993, when their house was set on fire following the allegations that they had “aided and abetted an ille

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Due to the arbitrary killing and enforced disappearance of 21 individuals between 1993 and 1995, a suit was filed against Cizre town Gendarmerie Commander at the time, retired colonel Cemal Temizöz, former Cizre Mayor Kamil Atağ, Kukel Atağ, Temer Ata

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A case was brought against Mardin, Derik Gendarmerie Commander Brigadier General Musa Çitil in 2012 due to the illegal and arbitrary execution and enforced disappearance of 13 individuals in between the years 1992-1994 on account of “killing more than

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Nezir Tekçi, a shepherd living in the Yukarı Ölçek hamlet connected administratively to Yüksekova township of Hakkari was detained by soldiers on April 26, 1995 and was never heard from again. Upon the application of his father in 1997, an eye witnes

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During a military operation carried out around the scattered hamlets (Gurnik, Mezire, Pireş, Kepir ve Şuşan) of Diyarbakır’s Kulp county, Alaca village and Kayalısu village (administratively connected to Licik hamlet of Muş), in between October th

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In 2014, retired Colonel Hasan Atilla Uğur, Diyarbakır Province Gendarme Commander Colonel Eşref Hatipoğlu, Gendarmerie Commando Unit Commander Ahmet Boncuk, Sergeant Major Ünal Alkan, and village guards Abdurrahman Kurğa, Mehmet Emin Kurğa, Ramaza

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The indictment concerning the enforced disappearance of eight persons, including one specialist sergeant and three children in the Dargeçit district of the Mardin province between 29 October 1995, and 8 March 1996, was concluded on 30 October 2014. Th

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In 1993, about 60 villagers from the evacuated and burnt down village of Kızılağaç in the Muş province went there back to get what remained of their belongings, but detained by the Kızılağaç Gendarmerie Command and taken to the Muş Province Gend

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Nineteen persons, among whom are former police chiefs and members of the special team, were tried by the Ankara 1st Assize Court for having killed nineteen persons extra-judicially and arbitrarily in Ankara and its vicinity during 1993-1996. While the

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During a military operation held in the Lice district of the Diyarbakır province on 22 October 1993, 15 civilians, along with one soldier (Yüksel Bayar), and Gendarmerie Regional Commander Brigadier General Bahtiyar Aydın lost their lives. In the forma

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In 2013, 23rd Gendarmerie Border Brigade Commander Mete Sayar, Görümlü 1st Mechanized Infantry Battalion Commander retired Colonel Hasan Basri Vural, 3rd Company Team Commander First Lieutenant İbrahim Kıraç, Lieutenant Murat Ali Yıldız, Second Li

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Following the 1999 indictment against 11 defendants and 2005 indictment against five defendants were joined in 2010, the trial came to be known as the trial of Main JITEM. Hamit Yıldırım, who was pointed by former JITEM hit man Abdülkadir Aygan as

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