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Turkey/EU: Turkey to cut European rights funding to protest award for jailed judge

November 21, 2017

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Turkey said on Thursday it would cut back its funding to the Council of Europe human rights body, in protest at an award given to a Turkish judge held in detention for alleged links to last year’s coup attempt.

The council last month awarded Murat Arslan with the Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize. Ankara says Arslan, who is awaiting trial, has links to the network of the U.S.-based cleric accused of orchestrating the abortive 2016 putsch.

The award was “the last straw” for the Turkish government, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said during ministerial budget discussions in Ankara.

“I cannot give my people’s money to an institution who awards a ByLock user. This is the government’s decision, if there is a price to pay we will do so,” he said.

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-eu-turkey-judge/turkey-to-cut-european-rights-funding-to-protest-award-for-jailed-judge-idUKKBN1DG2TL

http://cyprus-mail.com/2017/11/16/turkey-cut-european-rights-funding-protest-award-jailed-judge/

https://turkeypurge.com/award-winning-judge-murat-arslan-remain-behind-bars-following-court-decision

https://www.dailysabah.com/turkey/2017/11/12/turkish-judge-stabbed-dismissed-after-affair-with-woman-in-process-of-divorce

https://www.dailysabah.com/investigations/2017/10/21/police-detain-2-feto-linked-judges-trying-to-flee-in-turkeys-edirne

https://lepetitjournal.com/istanbul/droit-une-grande-ecole-francaise-rend-hommage-aux-magistrats-turcs-160332 (FRANCAIS)

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Turkey: Jailed Turkish Lawyer Awarded 2017 Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize

October 9, 2017

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has announced on Monday that jailed lawyer Murat Arslan, president of the now dissolved Association for the Union of Judges and Prosecutors (YARSAV), is the winner of the 2017 Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize.

In a tweet from the PACE_news account, Arslan was named the winner during the first day of the PACE autumn session on Monday.

“The nominee, in detention since 2016, is a former well-known and reputed Rapporteur of the Turkish Constitutional Court and President of now dissolved Association for the Union of Judges and Prosecutors (YARSAV). He has always been a supporter of the independence of the judiciary,” PACE said in the tweet.

Turkey’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has slammed the PACE for awarding the 2017 Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize to jailed lawyer Murat Arslan on Monday. In a statement on its website on Monday, Turkey’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said: “It is wrong and unacceptable to give the Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize to a member of the terrorist FETÖ organization, which was behind the July 15 [2016] coup attempt in Turkey.”

Criticizing PACE for presenting Arslan as a defender of human rights despite being a terror suspect in an ongoing trial in Turkey, the statement said such an approach supports environments that encourage and help terror.

https://stockholmcf.org/jailed-turkish-lawyer-awarded-2017-vaclav-havel-human-rights-prize/

https://turkeypurge.com/imprisoned-turkish-judge-awarded-human-rights-prize-by-council-of-europe

http://assembly.coe.int/nw/xml/News/News-View-EN.asp?newsid=6808&lang=2&cat=37

http://www.radio.cz/en/section/news/turkish-judge-wins-2017-vaclav-havel-human-rights-prize

http://aa.com.tr/en/turkey/turkey-slams-pace-prize-to-feto-suspect/931213

https://turkeypurge.com/imprisoned-turkish-judge-among-3-finalists-for-coes-human-rights-prize

https://turkeypurge.com/arrested-turkish-judge-awarded-with-human-rights-prize-by-european-colleagues

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V%C3%A1clav_Havel_Human_Rights_Prize

http://website-pace.net/web/apce/vaclav-havel-human-rights-prize

http://www.iaj-uim.org/news/murat-arslans-speech-for-the-award-ceremony-of-the-vaklav-havel-price/

http://website-pace.net/fr/web/apce/vaclav-havel-human-rights-prize (FRANCAIS)

http://www.boursorama.com/actualites/l-assemblee-du-conseil-de-l-europe-celebre-un-juge-turc-emprisonne-1ce242b8d72e67d372988996e871a278 (FRANCAIS)

https://www.la-croix.com/Monde/Moyen-Orient/magistrat-turc-detention-recompense-prix-Vaclav-Havel-2017-2017-10-09-1200882898 (FRANCAIS)

https://www.ouest-france.fr/monde/turquie/le-prix-vaclav-havel-pour-un-magistrat-turc-emprisonne-murat-arslan-5301547 (FRANCAIS)

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https://www.ouest-france.fr/monde/turquie/le-prix-vaclav-havel-pour-un-magistrat-turc-emprisonne-murat-arslan-5301547 (FRANCAIS)