The United Nations called on Turkey on Tuesday to end the state of emergency in place since July 2016 that it said had led to widespread human rights violations including the arrest of 160,000 people and dismissal of almost the same number of civil servants, often arbitrarily.
The report, which was published on Tuesday, calls for an end to routine extensions of the state of emergency in place since July 2016, saying that it is used "to stifle any form of criticism or dissent vis-a-vis the government".
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan declared a three-month state of emergency after the coup attempt in July 2016, and has so far extended it for six times.
The report warned that the extraordinary powers given to authorities caused "a continued erosion of the rule of law and deterioration of the human rights situation".
In addition, he pointed to the "152,000 civil servants dismissed, many totally arbitrarily, teachers, judges and lawyers dismissed or prosecuted, journalists arrested, media outlets shut down and websites blocked".
"The numbers are just staggering: almost 160,000 people arrested during an 18-month state of emergency", he said in a statement, adding that another 152,000 civil servants were sacked.
"This person, who is the head of an worldwide body bearing an unquestionable global importance, unfortunately, relegated the said United Nations body under his administration into a position of a collaborator of terrorist organisations, " the ministry added.
The report also documented the use of torture and other ill-treatment in custody, listing severe beatings, threats of sexual assault and actual sexual assault, electric shocks and waterboarding.
Turkey's Foreign Ministry in a statement said that the said text has no meaning, arguing that Al-Hussein had ignored various terrorist threats that the country is facing.
Hussein ignored multiple invitations to visit Turkey, the ministry claimed.
The Turkish government blames the network of Fethullah Gulen, a US-based Muslim cleric, for the failed coup attempt during which 250 people were killed. Gulen denies the charges.