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 ›
The Universal Periodic Review of Turkey was carried out in January 2020 in Geneva. 98 NGOs made submission on Turkey’s human rights report. Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review published summary of stakeholders’ submissions. English: A_HRC_WG.6_35_TUR_3_E Spanish: A_HRC_WG.6_35_TUR_3_S French: A_HRC_WG.6_35_TUR_3_F Stakeholders submissions are… Read More ›
International human rights NGOs urge the Turkish Government not to discriminate against political prisoners
International human rights organisations from nine countries urged Turkish Government not to discriminate against political prisoners in its forthcoming early parole bill.