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Turkey’s judicial council rewards judges and prosecutors for their role in gov’t-led prosecutions: report

Turkey’s Council of Judges and Prosecutors (HSK) on Friday named 11 judges and prosecutors, many of whom played critical roles in government-led prosecutions, as...

Turkey’s top judicial body demands names of judges, prosecutors who unlawfully arrested Kavala

The Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSK), Turkey’s top judicial body, has demanded the names of judges and prosecutors involved in court decisions to...

Turkey suspends 26 judges and prosecutors over alleged Gülen links

Turkey’s Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSK) has decided to suspend 26 judges and prosecutors, citing links to the faith-based Gülen movement, the T24...

NY City Bar marks Turkey’s Lawyers’ Day, decries treatment of legal professionals

The New York City Bar Association released a statement on Sunday marking what’s celebrated in Turkey as Lawyers’ Day, highlighting the pressures against legal professionals in the...

9 Turkish judges, prosecutors suspended over alleged Gülen links

Turkey’s Council of Judges and Prosecutors (HSK) has suspended nine judges and prosecutors from their posts due to alleged links to the Gülen movement, which is...

Jailed Kurdish politician Demirtaş defies court, accuses judges of partiality

Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtaş, the jailed former co-chairman of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), in his defense on Wednesday challenged the court and accused...

Erdoğan: Turkey needs judges, prosecutors who follow orders of state

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said in a message to newly appointed judges and prosecutors on Monday that the government needs judges and prosecutors...

CEPEJ report shows Turkey spends little money on its judicial system

A report released on Thursday by the Council of Europe’s European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) has revealed that Turkey is investing...

Mass transport of judges to presidential palace casts doubt on judicial independence

In a development that cast further doubt over the independence of the judiciary in Turkey, judges and prosecutors from one of the top courts...

Turkey’s judicial board reshuffles 3.320 judges, prosecutors

Turkey’s Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSK) has reshuffled 3,320 judges and prosecutors under a recently issued decree, Turkish media reports said on Thursday. Out of...

Demirtaş says gov’t pressuring courts to keep him in prison

Pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) presidential candidate Selahattin Demirtaş on Sunday said the government is keeping him in prison to guarantee victory in snap...

New judges, prosecutors give Erdoğan standing ovation at palace ceremony

New judges and prosecutors who went to the Turkish presidential palace on Monday for balloting that will determine their work assignments stood up and...

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Turkey’s judicial council rewards judges and prosecutors for their role in gov’t-led prosecutions: report

Turkey’s Council of Judges and Prosecutors (HSK) on Friday named 11 judges and prosecutors, many of whom played critical roles in government-led prosecutions, as...

‘We have to take measures,’ says Erdoğan as opposition questions COVID death toll

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Friday said his government was obliged to take measures in the face of skyrocketing COVID-19 infections in the...

NATO’s reform plan to make veto more difficult likely to be blocked by Turkey

NATO-appointed experts on Wednesday presented to the foreign ministers of member countries a plan on reforming the alliance, including a proposal to make it...

Belgium’s highest criminal court will convene over Facebook posts insulting Gülen-linked residents

A court in Belgium on November 16 referred 14 Belgians of Turkish descent to the country's highest criminal court over Facebook comments targeting residents...

4 detained in police raid of Kurdish party branch, other locations in eastern Turkey

Four people were detained when Turkish police raided the provincial office of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) and various other locations in the...
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