Former top prosecutor Kocaman is now accused of obstructing a murder investigation in favour of a wealthy businessman and his son, who allegedly spent a staggering 30 million Turkish Liras to get away with murder.
A mobster who admitted to bribing chief prosecutor and police chiefs exposes deep rot in the Turkish judiciary.
Turkey Human Rights Blog looks at the extent of corruption in the Turkish judiciary, where corrupt judges and prosecutors are getting richer while cracking down on government critics. The latest example is the Okan Bato case.
The European Parliament adopted its annual Turkey report which found the state of democracy, rights and freedoms is deplorable and condemned systemic rights violations.
MP Mustafa Yeneroglu, former chairman of the Parliamentary Human Rights Commission, presented Turkey’s ‘report card’ on justice and the rule of law at the start of the new judicial year.
There has been an alarming increase in cases of torture and a continuing policy of impunity, according to the new report of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey.