Turkey regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Turkey's Criminal Code contains a specific penalty-enhancement provision. Data are collected by the Interior Ministry and the Ministry of Justice, and are not made publicly available.


Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2016 14 1455 290
2015 Not available 810 272
2014 Not available 658 202
2013 Not available 535 334
2012 Not available 497 158

Holy See information

  • The Holy See and the Association of Protestant Churches reported two physical assaults, including one in which shots were fired at a Baptist pastor; 23 incidents of threats; and four incidents of vandalism. The authorities reported back that investigations were on-going in some of the cases, whereas no information was available for other cases as the victims and incidents could not be identified based on the reported information. No bias motivation was recorded for any of the incidents.

Key observation

ODIHR observes that Turkey has not periodically reported the numbers of hate crimes recorded by police to ODIHR.