Turkey: Report: The Persecution On Turkish Lawyers (18-26 December)

December 26, 2017

December, 26 | ISTANBUL | 2 LAWYERS WERE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY

Lawyer Hakim Peker and Gurkan Istekli who were taken into custody on November 14, 2017, have not been either referred to court or been released yet. Under state of emergency rule, custody term can be extended up to 14 days.

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December, 20-22 | ISTANBUL – ANKARA | 2 LAWYERS WERE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY

Lawyer Yaprak Türkmen and intern lawyer Buket Yılmaz who are members of People’s Law Office and Progressive Lawyers Association that was shut down with an emergency decree, were arrested on 20 and 22 December. Thus the number of lawyers who have been raised since 15th July raised to 570. Presently, 19 lawyers of the People’s Law Office have been under arrest.

Report: The Persecution On Turkish Lawyers (18-26 December)

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