The collapse of judicial independence and the breakdown of the rule of law have taken many forms in Turkey over the course of the past several years. The political subjugation of the judiciary and the post-coup crackdown on the members… Read More ›
In response to our call for action, the Italian Association of Criminal Lawyers – UCPI sent a letter to the Ministry of Justice of Turkey, General Director of Prisons and Detention Houses, Chief Judge of the Court of Cassation’s 16th Chamber with… Read More ›
Turan Canpolat is a member of the Malatya (Turkey) Bar Association. He is fifty years old and had practiced law for 21 years when he was unlawfully arrested on 27th January, 2016. On the morning of 27th January, 2016, Turan… Read More ›
Bar Associations of Ankara and Diyarbakir are under investigation for their statements denouncing Turkey’s top mufti
Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office has launched an ex officio investigation against the Ankara Bar Association because of its statement denouncing Turkey’s top mufti Ali Erbaş who, during his Friday sermon on April 24, alleged that LGBT people were the source for evil and epidemic.
5th April is the Lawyers’ Day in Turkey, the country in which lawyers have been exposed to a relentless purge. Our latest report has revealed that since the attempted coup of 2016, more than 1,500 lawyers have been prosecuted, 605… Read More ›