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15 Jul 2022

Situation in Turkey


On the occasion of the anniversary of the 2016 Coup in Turkey 

MEDEL, EAJ, Judges4Judges and AEAJ 

have called on European institutions to take action with regard to 

the detoriation of the rule of law situation and the massive and systemic human rights violations in Turkey.

Türkiye Platform statement 15072022


Open letter on the occassion of the judgment of the Turkish Court of Cassation of 3rd November 2021 - Murat Arslan (3rd January 2022)

AEAJ Open letter Judgment of the Turkish Court ...


joint statement on fair trial rights in Turkey  on the occasion of the International Fair Trial Day (June 2021):

Joint statement by lawyers, judges, and journal…


Letter to Turkish Minister of Justice - Inhuman Treatment of judge Ahmet Kaya in Sincan Prison (May 2021):

Letter to Turkish Minister of Justice - Inhuman...


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, General Country of Origin Information Report Turkey, March 2021

vertaling-aab-turkije.pdf (ecoi.net)


Turkey Tribunal, Judicial Independence and Access to Justice, by Luca Perilli, February 2021:

Turkey Tribunal


reaction to the rejection decision of ECtHR to deny amicus curiae status to AEAJ,EAJ,MEDEL in Turkish pending cases - reaction of AEAJ-EAJ-MEDEL-Judges4Judges of 15.02.2021:

reaction to the rejection decision of ECtHR


Article on Situation of Judiciary in Turkey - 29th december 2020:

article Turkey

article Turkey

article Turkey


ENCJ statement – 4 years after suspension of the Turkish High Council for Judges and Prosecutors, 8 December 2020:

ECNJ Statement 2020


Open appeal on basis of two reports of "European Anti-Torture Committee" of CoE, 31th August 2020:

Open appeal on basis of two reports of "Eur...


Please find here the statement of the Platform to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe from July 2020:

Platform Letter 15th July 2020


Please find here the protest note to the criminal conviction of Murat Arslan from AEAJ, EAJ, Judges for Judges and MEDEL:

CRIMINAL CONVICTION OF MR MURAT ARSLAN – PROT...


Here you find the joint statement and letter of AEAJ, EAJ, MEDEL and J4J from November 2019:

letter 11_2019


Article of Mr Diego García-Sayán, UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, published in newspaper El Pais on the criminal conviction of Mr Murat Arslan, English translation, 6 February 2019, see also under article


Please find here the statement to the conviction of Murat Arslan:

statement platform


Please find here the statement of the Platform to the 70th anniversary of the Universial Declaration of Human Rights and ist Observation in Turkey:

statement december


Please find here the speech of Murat Aslan:

speech


Please find here the statement on the eve of the EU-Turkey leaders’ meeting in Varna:

Statement


Please find here the report of the platform for an independent judiciary in Turkey - one year after:

report


Please find here the conclusions of the platform for an independent judiciary in Turkey from 17th july 2017:

conclusions


Decision of EJTN to suspend temporarily observer status of Judicial Academy of Turkey of November 2016:

Decision of EJTN to suspend temporarily observe…


Please find here the letter to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe from 4th August 2016:

Platform letter August 2016


Letter of the Platform to ENCJ on the status of independence of the Turkish Council for the Judiciary (HSYK) of 25 November 2016:

Letter english 2016

Letter 2016 French


Opinion of CCJE on transfer of judges of 5 July 2016:

Opinion of CCJE


Declaration of Venice Commission on interference with judicial independence in Turkey of 20 June 2015:

Declaration of Venice Commission on interferenc…


Comments of CCJE Bureau on attacks against specific independent Turkish judges of 12 June 2015:

Comments of CCJE Bureau on attacks against spec...