Turkey Human Rights Blog

[Analysis] Members of the Turkish judiciary are promoted based on the extent of their crackdown on government critics

Erdoğan is widely criticized for taking the Turkish judiciary under his absolute control, particularly after the coup attempt in 2016, and for destroying the separation of powers. The appointment of such notorious judicial figures to posts in the Ministry of Justice dashes any hope of the possibility of a fair trial when Erdoğan dissidents are prosecuted.