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Prosecutor demands life sentence and additional 35 years for opposition politician accused of espionage

A Turkish prosecutor has demanded a life sentence and an additional prison term of up to 35 years for Metin Gürcan, a prominent defense...

Seven lawyers among 15 detained in Ankara over Gülen links

Prosecutors in the Turkish capital of Ankara issued detention warrants on Tuesday for 36 people in two separate investigations, leading to the detention of...

TBB files lawsuit at top court for annulment of changes to Turkey’s Press Ethics Code

The Union of Turkish Bar Associations (TBB) has filed a lawsuit at the Council of State, Turkey’s highest administrative court, demanding an injunction and...

17 lawyers detained in İstanbul over alleged Gülen links

Turkish police have detained 17 lawyers in İstanbul due to their alleged links to the Gülen movement, according to the Bold Medya news website. The...

[OPINION] Legal profession under attack worldwide, with lawyers in Turkey suffering the brunt of it

Ali Yıldız* The legal profession plays a central role in the administration of justice and the defense of human rights, democracy and the rule of...

Turkish lawyers continue to be imprisoned for doing their jobs: American Bar Association

In a statement on the occasion of Lawyers’ Day in Turkey, the American Bar Association said Turkish lawyers continue to be arrested, charged, tried and...

Espionage charges used as legal argument for continuation of Kavala’s detention: attorneys

Attorneys for businessman and philanthropist Osman Kavala have stated, in response to a prosecutor’s final opinion in the Gezi Park case, that espionage charges...

Court acquits Diyarbakır lawyers tried for Armenian genocide, Kurdistan remarks

A Turkish court has acquitted current and former administrators of the Diyarbakır Bar Association who stood trial over references to the "Armenian genocide" and...

6 lawyers from Ankara Bar human rights committee resign following bar’s decision not to publish torture report

Six lawyers from the Ankara Bar Association’s human rights committee resigned in protest following the bar’s decision not to publish a report on allegations...

Protest at Kobani trial sparks complaint against lawyers

Defendants and their lawyers in a trial concerning deadly protests in southeastern Turkey in 2014 refused to attend the latest hearing in protest of...

Turkey sentenced 450 lawyers to 2,786 years in prison after 2016 coup

The Arrested Lawyers Initiative, an advocacy group defending lawyers’ rights, said in a recent statement that 450 lawyers in Turkey have been sentenced to 2,786 years...

11 lawyers face prison for criticizing top imam over LGBT statement

The head of the Ankara Bar Association and 10 members of the association’s executive board face up to two years in prison due to...

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