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Jailed Turkish jurist granted Judicial Independence Award by int’l judges

The International Association of Judges (IAJ), a Rome-based organization that brings together national associations of judges, has granted its Judicial Independence Award to Murat...

Top court upholds prison sentence given to head of shut-down jurist association

Turkey’s Supreme Court of Appeals has upheld a prison sentence of 10 years handed down by a lower court to Murat Arslan, president of...

Former YARSAV vice president sentenced to 10 years over Gülen links

Oktay Aydın, a former vice president of the now-closed Association for the Union of Judges and Prosecutors (YARSAV) who also served as a Council of State...

Head of shut-down jurist association sentenced to 10 years over Gülen links

Murat Arslan, president of the now-dissolved Judges and Prosecutors Association (YARSAV), was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Friday on charges of membership...

YARSAV’s jailed Arslan on shortlist for Václav Havel Human Rights Prize

Murat Arslan, president of the now dissolved Association for the Union of Judges and Prosecutors (YARSAV), has been placed on the shortlist of candidates...

MEDEL nominates jailed YARSAV head for 2017 Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize

European-based organization Magistrats Européens pour la Démocratie et les Libertés (MEDEL) has presented before the Council of Europe the application of judge Murat Arslan,...

[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...

YARSAV’s Murat Arslan arrested

Former head of the Judges and Prosecutors Association (YARSAV) Murat Arslan, who was detained in Ankara on Oct. 19 as part of an investigation...

Former YARSAV chairman detained in anti-Gülen operation in Ankara

Former head of the Judges and Prosecutors Association (YARSAV) Murat Arslan was detained in Ankara on Wednesday morning as part of an investigation into...

Judges of supreme courts call for action against government’s redesign of top judiciary

A group of senior judges and prosecutors, who serve at the Supreme Court of Appeals and the Council of State, delivered a press statement...

CHP deputy chairman: Gov’t reshapes judiciary to avoid possible trial

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) Deputy Chairman Erdal Aksünger has said that the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government passed a...

Top Court rejects main opposition’s appeal against controversial judicial reform

The Constitutional Court has rejected an appeal by the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) against a highly controversial legislation that stipulates redesigning the...

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