Turkey: Newsletter | The Persecution on Turkish Lawyers (5-12 Feb)

February 12, 2018

February, 10 | Kayseri | LAWYER COUPLE WERE SENTENCED TO LONG IMPRISONMENT 

Kayseri 2nd High Penal Court sentenced lawyer Suleyman Gurkok who was president of the shuttered law association named “Anadolu Hukuk Dernegi” eight years and nine months in prison, the court also sentenced his wife lawyer Sibel Gurkok to six years and 3 months in prison. Both lawyers were convicted of being the member of the armed terrorist organisation.

11 members of Kayseri Bar Association so far have been sentenced to long imprisonment because of sham terrorism accusations.

AYDIN | LAWYER YALCIN KAYAALTI WAS SENTENCED TO 9 YEARS IN PRISON

Aydin 2nd High Penal Court sentenced lawyer Yalçın Kayaaltı nine years in prison because of the identities on his clients.  As reported by the local media, lawyer Mr Kayaalti was sentenced, because of representing some private companies who had being operating private schools and dormitories before shut down with the decree law.

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Newsletter | The Persecution on Turkish Lawyers (5-12 Feb)

Erdogan Regime grasps control of the recruitment mechanism for the profession of law with the cooperation of Metin Feyzioglu.

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=MOTION&reference=P8-RC-2018-0082&format=XML&language=EN

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