Sunday, January 29, 2023

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Situation in Turkey

Association of European Administrative Judges (AEAJ) European Association of Judges (EAJ), Judges for Judges, Magistrats Européens pour la Démocratie et les Libertés (MEDEL)The extraordinary situation of violation of the independence of the judiciary in Turkey has induced all four European Associations of Judges to join together in their activities:

• The Association of European Administrative Judges (AEAJ),
• The European Association of Judges (EAJ),
•  Judges for Judges and
•  “Magistrats Européens pour la Démocratie et les Libertés” (MEDEL)

And form a Platform: Platform for an Independent Judiciary in Turkey.

Since its creation, the Platform has been working together to promote the independence of the Judiciary in Turkey and the right to freedom and a fair trial to all the Judges and Prosecutors detained.

Here we gather the main documents issued by the Platform:

Platform Letter Council Europe – 1-8-2016-4SG1.89 MB
Platform Letter Council Europe – 1-8-2016-4PACE1.9 MB
Situation of Turkish Judiciary – Platform Report417.14 KB
Turkey Platform Conclusions163.96 KB
Statement on the eve of the EU-Turkey leaders’ meeting in Varna114.84 KB
70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its observation in Turkey160.88 KB
Criminal conviction of Mr Murat Arslan117.89 KB
Platform Letter Secretary-General Council Europe – 15-07-2020
Statement of the Platform for in Independent Judiciary in Turkey (31th August 2020) (.pdf)157.11 KB

Letter to the EU officials demanding action to restore Rule of Law in Turkey

Links to the other member association webpages of the Platform:

The Association of European Administrative Judges (AEAJ)

The European Association of Judges (EAJ), Regional Group of the International Association of Judges (IAJ)

The Judges for Judges

Statement of the Platform for an Independent Judiciary in Turkey

The Platform advocates for an immediate reassessment of the decisions not to grant the conditional release to Mustafa Başer and Metin Özçelik and urges...

Statement on mass trials of Ankara lawyers

The Platform for an Independent Judiciary in Turkey expresses its concern and calls for the attention of the international community on the mass trials...

MEDEL, EAJ, AEAJ and Judges for Judges demand the immediate release and reinstatement of Murat Arslan and all other Turkish judges and prosecutors

The Platform for an Independent Judiciary in Turkey has sent a letter to Mrs. Ursula Von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, Ms....

Joint letter to European Institutions on the anniversary of the 2016 Coup in Turkey

On the anniversary of the 2016 Coup, MEDEL, EAJ, AEAJ and Judges for Judges urge the European Institutions to take all necessary steps and...

Platform for an Independent Judiciary in Turkey

The extraordinary situation of violation of the independence of the judiciary in Turkey has induced all four European Associations of Judges to join together...

Statement on the rejection by the ECtHR of the referral to the Grand chamber of Turan and others v. Turkey

For many years, judges and prosecutors have been unduly detained in Turkey, under the alleged pretext of being members of - or supported -...

Letter from Murat Arslan

Murat Arslan, the President of YARSAV, has written this letter to the President of MEDEL, from the Sincan prision, where he is unlawfully arrested...

Letter to the EU officials demanding action to restore Rule of Law in Turkey

The Platform for an Independent Judiciary in Turkey (MEDEL, EAJ, AEAJ and Judges for Judges) sent a letter to Mrs. Ursula Von der Leyen,...

Letter to Council of Europe and EU Commission on the occasion of Fifth anniversary of the attempted “Coup d’État” in Turkey

The Platform for an Independent Judiciary in Turkey (Medel, EAJ, AEAJ and Judges for Judges) sent a letter to the Council of Europe and...

Statement of MEDEL on Turkey

The Council of Administration of MEDEL, gathered today in Firenze, Italy, and online, unanimously approved a statement on occasion of the anniversary of the...

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