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Members of the Turkish judiciary are rewarded for punishing gov’t critics: report

The Arrested Lawyers Initiative, in a report published on Wednesday, details how the president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, rewards officers of the court...

Hot mic reveals judge spoke with Erdoğan aide on phone before coup trial

The head of the panel of judges hearing a trial concerning involvement in a failed 2016 coup in Turkey had a phone call with...

Turkey’s judiciary is prone to linking journalism with terrorism: report

A trial monitoring study by the Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA) and the International Press Institute (IPI) has found that an overwhelming majority...

EU says journalist Altan’s re-arrest further damages credibility of Turkish judiciary

The European Union, which Turkey aspires to join, has condemned the Tuesday re-arrest of well-known Turkish journalist and writer Ahmet Altan, 69, one week after his...

CoE says independence of Turkish judiciary eroded during state of emergency

Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović has said the independence of the Turkish judiciary was seriously eroded during a state of emergency declared...

Some 15 percent of Turkish population subjected to prosecution in 2018

Over 13 million Turkish citizens, roughly 15 percent of the entire population, were the subjects of prosecution in 2018, amounting to an increase of 5 million...

Turkey to build 193 new prisons due to unexpected rise in number of inmates

The Turkish Ministry of Justice said in a statement that Turkey plans to build 193 new prisons in the next five years due to an unexpected...

Exiled journalist’s wife says she is being held hostage in Turkey

Dilek Türker Dündar, the wife of exiled Turkish journalist Can Dündar, complained about the human rights violations she has faced in Turkey since her...

New courts established in Turkey with HSK decree

The first chamber of Turkey’s Council of Judges and Prosecutors (HSK) has decreed the establishment of new courts in several provinces in a recentlyissued...

[OPINION] The jihadist mindset flourishes in Turkey’s judiciary

Abdullah Bozkurt Turkey’s Islamist and neo-nationalist government led by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been busy planting religious zealots, fanatics and jihadists in key positions...

Turkish gov’t instructs prosecutors to ban lawyers under investigation from defending suspects

The Turkish Ministry of Justice has instructed high criminal court prosecutors to ban lawyers under investigation from defending suspects and convicts accused of terror...

Turkey’s top judicial body reshuffles 110 judges, prosecutors

Turkey's top judicial authority, the Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSK), has transferred 110 judges and prosecutors working in military and other courts in...

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