Crackdown on the judiciary and legal profession provided corrupt judges with the perfect opportunity to cover up their shady dealings. One of those judges was Alver who sent 13 local lawyers to prison under anti-terrorism laws.
Turkey Human Rights Blog
Mass detentions, mass-summary confiscations, state-run discrimination practises and demonizing rhetoric of public officials and pro-government media, have left these people marginalized, and impoverished and deprived them of their socio-economic rights.
The question is presently not whether the Turkish judiciary, including civil and criminal courts and the prosecution, has been corrupted to the core, but whether this corruption can ever be amended, even with the possibility of Erdogan and his government being replaced in the next year’s general election.
The Turkish judiciary, which was meticulously designed by Erdogan through a number of legislations and of course dismissal of thousands of judges in the wake of the failed coup of July 2016, is clearly unwilling to offer a remedy to victims of torture for the pain they have endured.
There were 314,502 inmates in Turkish prisons as of March 31, meaning that Turkey has the sixth largest prison population in the world, following the US, China, Brazil, India and the Russian Federation.
[Analysis] Turkey forces political prisoners to the admission of guilt in order to benefit from parole
As a last-ditch attempt to defraud victims of their dignity, parole boards force political prisoners to confess their being “terrorists” and implicate others.