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Turkey’s top judicial body asked to investigate replacement of judge in trial of İstanbul mayor

Lawyers for İstanbul Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu have submitted a petition to Turkey's Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSK) asking it to investigate the replacement...

Judge who heard trial of İstanbul mayor says he was advised to ban him from politics

A judge who previously presided over a controversial trial in which Ekrem İmamoğlu, the mayor of İstanbul from the main opposition party, is accused...

Following criticism, Turkey’s top judicial body deletes condolences for judge who killed wife, self

Public criticism has forced Turkey’s Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSK) to delete a message of condolence it had posted on its website for...

Top judge among 6 detained after court upholds sentences over Gülen links

A former judge at Turkey’s Council of State was among six former public servants who were jailed in Ankara on Tuesday after a top...

Erdoğan appoints judge notorious for convicting dissidents as deputy minister of justice

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has appointed a Turkish judge known for convicting dissidents, including several senior opposition figures, as deputy minister of justice...

Turkish judge draws criticism for saying women should not demonstrate against femicide

A judge at the İstanbul 58th Penal Court of First Instance sparked criticism from women’s rights activists after saying during a hearing that women...

Former judge with 6-month-old baby sent to prison in defiance of legal provisions

Esra Çiçeklidağ, a former judge dismissed from her job by a government decree, was arrested on November 10, 2021 in violation of a Turkish...

Human rights violations cannot be considered the internal affairs of a country, says former ECtHR judge

Former European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) judge Rıza Türmen said human rights violations are not the internal affairs of a country and that...

Journalist sues judge for damages over belated release from prison

Prominent Turkish journalist and professor of economics Mehmet Altan has filed a lawsuit for damages against one of the judges who failed to provide...

Judicial council appoints controversial judge to Turkey’s top appeals court

Turkey’s Council of Judges and Prosecutors (HSK) has appointed one of its former vice presidents and a former member to the country’s Supreme Court...

Former judge jailed on Gülen links dies from cancer shortly after release

Former judge Alparslan Güngör, who was imprisoned for three years on alleged Gülen links and diagnosed with stage four lung cancer shortly after his...

Prosecutor seeks lesser sentence for policeman who killed 15-year-old boy

A Turkish prosecutor on Friday demanded a lesser sentence for a police officer who caused the death of Berkin Elvan during the 2013 Gezi...

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