Tag Archives: Turkey

Turkey: Lawyer Deniz Aktas, member of Turkey Communist Part (TKP), was taken into custody bc of alleged Gulen-links

March 27, 2017



Turkey: 84 lawyers in Istanbul arrested

March 24, 2017

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. published news of arrest of 84 lawyers in Istanbul


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2⃣4⃣lawyers were taken into custody and 1⃣0⃣ lawyers were arrested in the province of K.Maras Total 3⃣6⃣8⃣ were arrested

Turkey: The End of the Rule of Law in Turkey

March 24, 2017

Letters in English and in Turkish from the International Association of Judges:

IA letter Turkey_Turkish

IAJ Appeal for Turkey _March 2017




https://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201617/cmselect/cmfaff/615/615.pdf (The UK’s Relations With Turkey Report by the UK House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee.)



Turkey: Assassinated Lawyer Tahir Elçi Remembered

March 24, 2017

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Tahir ELÇİ… 69.hafta…
Diyarbakır Adliyesi – 24.03.2017

(Neşet Girasun Facebook)

Turkey: Turkey Issues 80 Arrest Warrants for Lawyers of Gulen Movement Suspects

March 24, 2017

Turkish anti-terrorism police break a door during an operation to arrest people over alleged links to the Islamic State group, in Adiyaman, southeastern Turkey, early Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017

Turkey has issued arrest warrants for 80 lawyers, representing those alleged to have links to the movement of Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, local media reported.

Supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wave their national flags and hold a portrait of Fethullah Gulen, a U.S.-based Muslim cleric with Turkish words that read: the Coup nation traitor, FETO (Feto is the nickname of Fethullah Gulen), during a pro-government rally at Kizilay main square, in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Turkey has issued arrest warrants for 80 lawyers, representing those alleged to have links to the movement of Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, suspected by Ankara of masterminding the July 2016 coup attempt, local media reported Thursday.


Of these, 35 were detained in police raids across the country, the Turkish Minute media portal.

The lawyers were representing suspects accused of links to a terrorist movement, including former Samanyolu TV General Manager Hidayet Karaca, Chairman of Koza Ipek Holdings Akin Ipek, and a number of imprisoned police officers, in ongoing trials.




Turkey: 35 Lawyers Of Suspects In Gülen Movement Trials Detained

March 23, 2017

Turkish police on Thursday detained 35 lawyers who are defending suspects accused of links to the Gülen movement in several ongoing trials.

Arrest warrants were issued for 80 lawyers, and 35 of them were detained in house raids across Turkey.

The arrest warrants target lawyers including those defending imprisoned journalist Hidayet Karaca, the former head of the now-shut-down Samanyolu TV station, exiled businessman Akın İpek, the former chief executive of Bank Asya and some jailed police officers.

Turkish authorities have issued sweeping arrest warrants against 967 lawyers within last seven months on what is believed to be a part of crackdown on critics and opponents of Turkey’s autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his government. So far 362 lawyers including prominent criminal law attorneys and heads of provincial Bar Associations were formally arrested while many were forced to self-exile to avoid torture and ill treatment in jails. The government also purged 108 academics including famous law professors from law schools of public universities and fired 108 government lawyers en masse.

What is more, the authorities also ordered the seizure of all assets of lawyers who faced an arrest although they were not convicted of any crime and there was no indictment filed and no trial hearing held yet.



Turkey: New wave on crackdown against lawyers! #Istanbul Detention warrant issued for 80 lawyers.

March 23, 2017

With today’s last wave ⏩80 lawyers were detained in Istanbul⏪ ▶️ 967 lawyers are under prosecution ▶️ 362 are arrestees