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‘Don’t be afraid of the arts,’ 57 bar associations tell Turkish gov’t amid bans

Fifty-seven bar associations across Turkey have released a joint statement calling on the Turkish government to stop imposing bans on arts and culture events...

[OPINION] How bar associations enabled Turkey’s long-standing culture of impunity

Ali Yıldız* Impunity is the exemption or protection from penalty or punishment. In the context of human rights law, impunity arises when those who commit...

Progressive tax in electricity consumption ‘unconstitutional,’ bar associations say

Seventy-six Turkish bar associations have said in a joint statement regarding recently introduced increases in energy prices that the progressive tax on electricity consumption is...

Bar associations call on Erdoğan to stop targeting Istanbul Convention

In a joint statement on President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s latest remarks regarding the Istanbul Convention, eight of Turkey’s bar associations have urged him to...

Bar associations demand investigation into scandalous claims of mob boss

Two Turkish bar associations have demanded an investigation into bombshell allegations made by a mafia boss while at the same time filing criminal complaints...

Turkish bar association presidents call for release of lawyers on hunger strike: report

The presidents of nine bar associations including those in Turkey’s largest cities of İstanbul, Ankara and İzmir in a video message called for the...

İstanbul lawyers protest gov’t meddling in bar associations

A group of lawyers gathered in front of the Çağlayan Courthouse in İstanbul on Tuesday to protest a government bill aimed at amending the...

Turkey allows lawyers to march into Ankara, ending standoff: report

Turkish authorities on Tuesday allowed a group of top lawyers to continue a symbolic march into the capital of Ankara, ending a more than...

Police block Turkish lawyers marching to Ankara to protest gov’t meddling in bar associations

Turkish police stopped dozens of senior lawyers marching to the capital of Ankara on Monday to protest a bill governing the organization of bar...

At least 20 high appeals court judges to boycott ceremony at Erdoğan’s palace: report

At least 20 judges from Turkey’s Supreme Court of Appeals have decided to boycott the opening ceremony of the new judicial year at the presidential palace...

Number of bar associations boycotting judicial ceremony at Erdoğan palace rises to 41

Following the decision of nine bar associations across Turkey to boycott the opening ceremony of the new judicial year at the presidential palace in Ankara on...

9 bar associations to boycott new judicial year opening at presidential palace

Nine bar associations across Turkey have turned down an invitation from the Supreme Court of Appeals to the opening ceremony of the new judicial year at...

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