As of 5th September, 2019, the SDIF controls and manages 998 seized companies, and also the assets of 113 real persons. As announced on the web site of the SDIF, the total worth of the seized companies is 58.94 billion Turkish liras (appx. 10 Billion USD).
The right to freedom of assembly and association has been severely restricted in Turkey under increasingly authoritarian regime of president Erdogan.
As 2019 Judicial Year starts on 1st of September tomorrow in Turkey. The Arrested Lawyers Initiative published a new report named Mass Prosecution of Lawyers in Turkey. According to report, since 2016’s coup attempt, there has been a relentless… Read More ›
Stats are quite alarming both with regard to sheer volume of the cases considered and low percentage of the decisions establish a right violation. It is self-evident that a Court with 15 members cannot duly render 186.701 decisions within seven years, and a Court which dismisses 96% of the applications cannot be regarded as providing an effective remedy.
Since 2014, and increasingly after the attempted coup of 2016, the TCC has aligned with the AKP Government. Although, the TCC rarely delivers decisions upholding rights and freedoms, these decisions are perceived as strategical decisions to prevent the ECtHR from reversing its decision recognizing the TCC as an effective remedy.
The @ArrestedLawyers Initiative published a factsheet on Turkey’s state of emergency dismissals. It includes the latest statistics on the Inquiry Commission’s work, criteria applied for the dismissals and the definition of the connection and cohesion made by Ankara Regional Appeal Court.
Suspicions and concerns continue about the four victims of enforced disappearance as the Ankara Court has decided to remand them
Özgür Kaya, Erkan Irmak, Yasin Ugan and Salim Zeybek who had been missing since February 2019, unexpectedly turned out in police custody on 29th of July.
Despite Ankara Provincial Security Directorate (Police) claims that the persons in question were detained in front of Ankara Police HQ during a routine police control, experts who have been closely following their disappearance believe that the detention of the victims has been staged so as to disguise Turkish Intel’s involvement in their disappearence.
The Arrested Lawyers Initiative produced a new factsheet on Turkey’s Criminal Peace Judgeships.
According to the latest update, 1546 Turkish lawyers have been prosecuted and 599 lawyers have been arrested since 2016 July. And so far, 311 Turkish lawyers have been sentenced to 1967 years in prison by the first instance courts under article 314 of the Turkish Penal Code.
Report on criminal liabilities with regard to torture incident took place in Ankara Police Headquarters between 20 and 31 May 2019.
This report includes a summary of the report published by the Ankara Bar Association as well as domestic and international legal framework concerning torture and a consolidated list of state officials who are suspected to have ordered, facilitated, carried out concealed the torturing of former Turkish diplomats at Ankara Police HQ.
According to our survey there is a steady increase in the use of anti-terrorism law on individuals by public prosecutors. In 2017 and 2018, public prosecutors have indicted more than 300.000 individuals under 309-316 of Turkish Penal Code which stipulate crimes against the Constitutional Order.
According to the latest update, 1546 Turkish lawyers have been prosecuted and 599 lawyers have been arrested since 2016 July. And so far, 297 Turkish lawyers have been sentenced to 1879 years in prison by the first instance courts under article 314 of the Turkish Penal Code.
Human Rights Watch published a comprehensive report on persecution of Turkish lawyers named ‘Lawyers on Trial’.
According to the report, 1546 Turkish lawyers have been prosecuted and 599 lawyers have been arrested since 2016 July. And so far, 297 Turkish lawyers have been sentenced to 1879 years in prison by the first instance courts under article 314 of the Turkish Penal Code.
Avrupa Konseyi Bakanlar Komitesi’nin Adli ve Idari Yargılamalarda Elektronik Delillere Dair Kilavuz Ilkeleri
Avrupa Konseyi Bakanlar Komitesi 30 Ocak 2019’da Adli ve Idari Yargılamalarda Elektronik Delillere Dair Kilavuz Ilkeleri yayınladı. Onemli ilkeler ihtiva eden Kilavuz Ilkeleri Arrested Lawyers Initiative Turkce’ye tercüme etti.