The Arrested Lawyers Initiative published the fifth edition of its report named ‘Mass Prosecution of Lawyers in Turkey‘.
Unjust / Wrongful Convictions
Turkish Ministry of Justice has green-lighted the prosecution of the executives of Ankara and Istanbul bar associations
Turkish Ministry of Justice has green-lighted the prosecution of the presidents of Istanbul and Ankara bar associations as well as their board members.
New report: Lawyers without Licence
Report: Lawyers Without Licence Tahir Elçi Human Rights Foundation published a report named Lawyers without Licence on the Turkish Ministry of Justice’s relatively new policy against those perceived as the member of the opposition groups. The report written by Adv…. Read More ›
Amnesty International: Investigation against lawyers lacks evidence (Turkey)
Amnesty International published a report on the recent mass-arrests (11 September 2020) of lawyers in Ankara. Amnesty concluded that lawyers were detained solely for exercising the legal profession and therefore should be immediately and unconditionally released.
PACE rapporteurs concerned about the situation of lawyers in Turkey
Rapporteurs from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) have expressed their concern over the situation of lawyers in Turkey after a series of worrying developments.
Death-fasting lawyer Ebru Timtik has passed away in her quest for a fair trial
In a quest for a fair trial, Adv. Ebru Timtik has passed away on the 238th day of her death fast in detention ward of Istanbul Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital. Imprisoned lawyers Ebru Timtik and Aytaç Ünsal from… Read More ›