No: 161, 5 August 2020, Press Release Regarding The Publication Of The Cpt Reports And Government Responses Following Cpt’s 7th Periodic Visit On 10-23 May 2017 And Ad Hoc Visit On 6-17 May 2019

Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 05.08.2020

The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT), which is the monitoring mechanism within the Council of Europe for the implementation of the “European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment”, upon authorization by our Government, published today (on 5 August 2020) the reports on its 7th periodic visit on 10-23 May 2017 and “ad hoc” visit on 6-17 May 2019 together with our responses. The documents are available at the CPT’s website.

Turkey attaches importance to the independent monitoring mechanisms of the Council of Europe and to cooperation with these mechanisms in accordance with the conventions to which it is a party. The publication of the said CPT reports along with our Government’s responses reflect this understanding.

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