Turkey - OPCAT Situation

OPCAT Status

OPCAT ratification date
UNCAT ratification Date
NPM Type

National Human Rights Commission

Turkey ratified the OPCAT in 2011 and in January 2014 the government decided to designate the recently established National Human Rights Institution of Turkey as National Preventive Mechanism by means of a cabinet decree published in the Official Gazette on 28 January 2014.

The SPT visited Turkey in October 2015. The visit report has not been made public yet.

The SPT member who is the SPT Focal Point for Turkey is available here.