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Most applicants sought right to a fair trial at top court in 2021, chief justice says

More than 73 percent of the people who applied to Turkey’s Constitutional Court in 2021 claiming they had been subjected to rights violations sought...

Erdoğan says courts will convict many in coup trials by end of 2017

Responding to questions from reporters about the slow prosecution of suspects in a failed coup last July, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on...

CHP’s ‘March of Justice’ attracts 5,000 participants every day

An average of 5,000 people a day are participating in a “March of Justice” launched by main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal...

CHP leader finds re-arrest of Kavurmacı wrong

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu criticized a decision to re-arrest Ömer Faruk Kavurmacı, the son-in-law of İstanbul Mayor Kadir Topbaş,...

Justice minister warns about copy-paste indictments, rulings

Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ on Friday warned prosecutors and judges about copy-paste indictments and rulings, saying in the long term it negatively affects trust...

[VIDEO] Prosecutor responds pro-Erdoğan journalist’s call with SMS

Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor Yüksel Kocaman on Monday sent an SMS to a pro-Erdoğan journalist appearing on a TV program during which the journalist...

3,623 aggravated life sentences sought for Gülen

Turkish prosecutors, part of a judiciary strongly under the influence of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, have demanded 3,623 aggravated life sentences for Islamic scholar...

Turkish columnist faces life sentences for columns he didn’t write

Turkish lawyer, journalist and human rights activist Orhan Kemal Cengiz is facing three consecutive life sentences on coup charges along with 29 other Zaman...

Gov’t suspends judges who released journalists

Turkey’s Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) has suspended the three judges who on Friday released 21 journalists after eight months of pre-trial...

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