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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...

Expelled lawmaker ordered to surrender to judicial authorities in 10 days

Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu, a politician and renowned human rights activist who was expelled from the Turkish Parliament last week, has received a notification from...

Human rights not protected in Turkey due to gov’t control over judiciary: report

A report authored by Italian judge Luca Perilli and recently published by the Turkey Tribunal, a civil society-led symbolic international tribunal to review and...

So much for Erdoğan’s reform talk

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s promises of reform have come up dry as he gave the cold shoulder to an advisor who criticized the state...

Right to a fair trial trampled by Turkish courts: opposition deputy

More than half of the cases in which Turkey's top court ruled that the defendant's rights had been violated involved denial of the right...

Turkish prosecutor demands Demirtaş stay in jail due to new terrorism investigation

The Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office has launched a new terrorism investigation into Selahattin Demirtaş, a jailed Kurdish politician, demanding the continuation of his incarceration, an...

CoE calls on Turkey to repair damage to Turkish judiciary inflicted by state of emergency

Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović has called on Turkish authorities to take immediate action to restore confidence in the judiciary, which she...

Secret judicial documents given to AKP to ensure cancellation of Büyükçekmece vote

Secret documents from an investigation into claims of irregular voter registration in İstanbul’s Büyükçekmece district have been given to the Justice and Development Party (AKP), which has...

Daughter of chairwoman of Council of State appointed to Erdoğan’s palace

Gonca Hatinoğlu, the daughter of Zerrin Güngör, the chairwoman of the Council of State, Turkey’s highest administrative court, was appointed to the presidential palace...

Erdoğan says Turkey will not fulfill ‘unlawful requests’ in pastor Brunson case

Turkey cannot fulfill “unlawful requests” regarding American pastor Andrew Brunson’s ongoing case, Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan said on Wednesday, Reuters reported, citing the Hürriyet...

Top court president: Only independent Turkish courts will decide on Brunson

İsmail Rüştü Cirit, head of the top appeals court in Turkey, has said it is the independent Turkish courts alone that will make a...

Wife of jailed journalist Berberoğlu slams lack of justice due to husband’s situation

Oya Berberoğlu, the wife of jailed Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Enis Berberoğlu, has lashed out at the lack of justice in Turkey, saying...

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