The intent of this report is to declare the victims of the ‘New Turkey,’ especially women with children who have been under persecution since the July 15, 2016 coup attempt. Although the Turkish government does not promote transparent data on the number of children imprisoned with their mothers, there are 864 children in the prison according to the Justice Department Prison and Penitentiaries Management. The ages of these children vary between newborns to 6 years, as of May 24, 2019.
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1-“Election authority says elected mayors not to be given mandate if they are purge victims”
2-“Turkey’s Erdoğan urges Sudan to operate under ‘normal democratic process”
3-“Video game portrays opposition mayoral candidate’s quest for mandate”
4-“Wives of jailed police chiefs who exposed corruption given lengthy prison sentences”
5-‘’Jailed woman forced to go through labor for two days in handcuffs”
6-“HRW: Turkey has arbitrarily jailed hundreds of lawyers since 2016 coup”
7-“Turkey orders detention of 292 people over Gülen links: report”
8-European rights court orders Turkey to compensate citizen held in police custody when he was 8
9-“Convicted coup suspect says he was victim of that night”
10-“Erdoğan’s targeting of journalist goes unnoticed: ‘Public got used to it’ former editor says”
11-“Ministry says purged staff cannot be reinstated unless family member is acquitted’”
12-“HRW: Bar associations in Europe, US, Canada should advocate for lawyers in Turkey”
13-‘’Detention warrants issued for 292 people over Gulen links”
14-“Wives of police chiefs who led 2013 corruption operations sentenced to 6 years in prison”
15-“Pro-Erdogan mafia boss says will take to the streets if the government asks”
16-‘’Mayor-elect purged teacher denied certificate of election by electoral council: report”
17-“First-Ever Comprehensive Biography on Fethullah Gülen”
18. “300 purge victim judges, prosecutors barred from obtaining law licenses: report”
19. “ 9 purge-victim mayor-elects denied mandate by Turkey’s election authority”
20. “Berkin Elvan’ın vurulduğu yerde 6 yıl sonra keşif”
21. “Yandaşta kavga başladı: ‘Reis’çilere ‘Zübükzade’ benzetmesi”
22. “Rabia Naz’ın babası akıl hastanesine yatırılıyor”
23. “Meriç Nehri’nde sonlanan genç, coşkulu ve neşeli bir hayat”
24. “Akın İpek’in iade davasında İngiltere’den Türkiye’ye ikinci ret”
25. ‘’Gazeteci İbrahim Karayeğen, koğuş arkadaşı Ahmet Altan’ı anlattı”
26. “Karikatürist Carlos Latuff, Türkiye’deki tutuklu hamile kadınları çizdi”
27. ‘’Babasında Bylock olduğu gerekçesiyle kızına 6 yıl 3 ay ceza verildi”
28. ‘’Hastanede skandal; tutuklu kadına, kelepçeli doğum!”
29. “KHK ile ihraç 59 polis hakkında daha gözaltı kararı”
30. “Erdoğan’ın yeni köşkü için inşaat başladı”
31. “Birçok ilde ‘cadı avı’ operasyonu: 288 gözaltı kararı”
32. “AKP gündeme getirdi; Büyükçekmece’de ‘sahte seçmen’ operasyonu başladı”
33. “Profesyonel infazı böyle tarif etti: “Cinayet Türkiye için yeni bir Susurluk’tur”
34. “Tedavi için dışarıda olması gereken Avşin bebeğe mahkemeden ret!”
35. ”Türkiye genelinde 280 kişi için gözaltı kararı”
36. “Hekimlerle derdiniz ne?”
37. “Zindana açık mektup: Hakkını helal et bacım!”
38. “Sippenhaft –aile boyu “suç”
39. “Çocuklarınız sizden utanacak”
40. “Mahir Mete Kul’un hikâyesi”
International Bar Association Raises Judicial Independence in Turkey to UN
In a joint submission with two other groups, the International Bar Association (IBA) raised the issue of independence of judges and judicial independence in Turkey to a special rapporteur from the United Nations.
The dismal state of rule of law and the judiciary in Turkey continues to attract attention from relevant international bodies. In cooperation with the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales and the Law Society of England and Wales, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) submitted a report to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the independence of Judges and Lawyers.
The report mostly focuses on the collapse of the rights and protections regarding the legal profession in a steady way since 2010. But, according to the study, the situation concerns Turkey’s judiciary, judicial independence and other legal rights have dramatically been shredded and worsened since the failed 2016 coup. Both during and after the state of emergency, members of judiciary faced political crackdown and imprisonment en masse.
“Prior to the failed attempt, the Turkish government had been increasingly interfering with, and exercising undue influence over, the legal profession using adverse constitutional and legislative reforms together with systematic attacks against judges, prosecutors, lawyers and other legal professionals,” the study noted.
Since the failed coup, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government has only sharpened its clampdown on its social and political opponents, as well as members of the judiciary.
Thousands of military officials, police officers, diplomats, academics, teachers, judges and prosecutors have been dismissed over coup terrorism-related charges with little evidence.
To this date, the report stated that “4,279 judges and prosecutors have been dismissed.”
“Five hundred and ninety lawyers have been arrested, 1,546 prosecuted and 181 convicted.”