Strasbourg, 08.12.2005 - The Council of Europe's Committee for the prevention of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment (CPT) has published today the report on its periodic visit to Turkey in March 2004, together with the response of the Turkish Government. These documents have been made public with the agreement of the Turkish authorities.
One of the main objectives of the March 2004 visit was to examine the current situation on the ground as regards the treatment of persons held by the law enforcement agencies and to assess the impact of recent legal reforms concerning police custody. Prison related issues also formed an important part of the visit, particular attention being given to the move towards smaller living units for prisoners, the situation of juveniles held in prisons for adults, and health-care services. The CPT's delegation visited law enforcement and prison establishments in various provinces, with emphasis on Gaziantep and Izmir.
The CPT's visit report and the response of the Turkish Government are available on the Committee's website :http://www.cpt.coe.int