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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

MEDEL in support of Murat

ARRESTED ON OCTOBER 19, 2016 DAYS OF DETENTION « If there is someone somewhere fighting for rights and freedoms, and taking the plunge, this means there...

Letter to the Turkish Minister of Justice: MEDEL, EAJ, AEAJ and Judges for Judges in support of Murat Arslan

The Platform for an Independent Judiciary in Turkey has sent a letter to the Turkish Minister of Justice, calling for a fair and impartial...

MEDEL, EAJ, AEAJ and Judges for Judges in support of Murat Arslan

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

Statement of The Platform for an Independent Judiciary in Turkey on the Erosion of Rule of Law in Türkiye

The Platform for an Independent Judiciary in Turkey reaffirms its deep concern about the erosion of the Rule of Law in Türkiye, as evidenced...

MEDEL Statement on Judge Ahmet Çakmak

MEDEL is following with concern the developments in the case of Judge Ahmet Çakmak. MEDEL is following with concern the developments in the case of...

MEDEL at the side event Revisiting the functioning of democratic institutions and rule of law in Turkey – Role of judiciary in current situation...

“If there is someone somewhere fighting for rights and freedoms, and taking the plunge, this means there is always some hope for the future” ...

Letters from Murat Arslan

The letters that Murat Arslan, the President of YARSAV, has written from Sincan prison to the President and former President of MEDEL (also published...

Murat Arslan’s letter on the occasion of the Warsaw Medel conference and Medel’s CA

Esteemed Colleagues/True Friends, I am writing this message to express my deepest gratitude for the unwavering support and tireless efforts that you have extended to...

MEDEL, NGO Turkey Tribunal and Van Steenbrugge Advocaten (VSA) jointly submitted a Communication to the Office of Prosecutor of the ICC concerning the situation...

MEDEL Declaration The commitment to democracy, fundamental rights and freedoms, which is at the origin of MEDEL's history, has led us to repeatedly denounce for...

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...

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