Turkey: Lawyer Candidate Faces ‘Early Dismissal’ Over Alleged Gülen Links

May 9, 2017

Turkey’s Justice Ministry has been seeking to prevent a would-be lawyer from getting his/her license as he/she has been undergoing an investigation over alleged ties to the Gülen movement.

The government has so far sacked tens of thousands of people from their professions in the aftermath of the July 15, 2016 coup attempt, for which it blames the movement.

As a solid evidence of widespread and conspicuous discrimination, a lawsuit filed by the Justice Ministry recently has showed that the government even tries to block career paths for those implicated in post-coup witch hunt campaign.

A Twitter account, @Endangered_J , has shared the copies of a lawsuit the justice ministry filed against the Union of Turkish Bar Associations (TBB) for issuing lawyer license to a suspect in one of those investigations on May 6, 2017.

According to the lawsuit, the ministry requests a stay of execution on TBB’s decision to give lawyer certification to the person in question saying that “his/her beginning to practice attorneyship would cause harm that could not be recovered in the future.”




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