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8 Turkish lawyers demanding a fair trial continue hunger strike in prison

Eight lawyers, who were all members of the now-closed Progressive Lawyers’ Association (ÇHD), are on a hunger strike in prison, demanding a fair trial,...

Jailed Turkish attorney to receive 2019 Lawyers for Lawyers Award

Selçuk Kozağaçlı, a jailed Turkish human rights attorney, will receive the Lawyers for Lawyers Award for 2019, the international lawyers organization announced on Friday. The award “aims...

Jailed lawyer sentenced to 11 years on terrorism charges

Turkish lawyer Selçuk Kozağaçlı, former president of the now-closed Progressive Lawyers’ Association (ÇHD) who has been behind bars since November 2017 on terrorism charges, was handed...

Turkish court rules to re-arrest 17 lawyers a day after releasing them

A Turkish court that had ruled for the release of 17 lawyers, most of whom have been imprisoned since September 2017 on accusations of...

[OPINION] Turkey’s crackdown on lawyers takes a toll

by Abdullah Bozkurt The unprecedented crackdown on lawyers who defend critics, dissidents and opponents of the authoritarian regime of Turkey’s strongman, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, paint...

[UPDATE] Detained ÇHD president who raised torture claims in prisons released

Selçuk Kozağaçlı, president of the now-closed Progressive Lawyers’ Association (ÇHD), was detained in Ankara on Tuesday along with three other lawyers on Monday soon...

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