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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

Rejection of third party intervention by the ECHR

The European Court of Human Rights has once again rejected the third party intervention that MEDEL, AEJ and AEAJ had presented on the cases...

ENCJ Board Statement on the situation in Turkey

MEDEL welcomes the statement of ENCJ on the situation of the Judiciary in Turkey and reaffirms it's full commitment to defend the Rule of...

Reply from the European Commission to the letter of the Platform for an Independent Judiciary

The European Commission has replied to the letter of the Platform for an Independent Judiciary in Turkey (of which MEDEL is a member) of...

Joint Statement on the arrest of 48 Lawyers and 7 Intern Lawyers in Ankara, Turkey (16.9.2020)

MEDEL has co-signed a joint statement, published today, on the mass arrest of lawyers in Turkey. You can read it below: Through the new “alternative bar...

The Tragedy of Ebru Timtik

MEDEL issued a statement on the death of the Turkish Lawyer Ebru Timtik. You can find it below: The death of Ebru Timtik, after 238 days...

Statement of the Platform for in Independent Judiciary in Turkey (31th August 2020)

The Platform for an independent Judiciary in Turkey has just issued a statement about the situation in Turkey.    It was sent to the Turkish government,...

Letter and statement from the Platform for an Independent Judiciary in Turkey

The Platform for an Independent Judiciary in Turkey, of which MEDEL is a member, has released a statement, marking another anniversary of the attempted coup...

Iustitia’s video about detentions in Turkish courts after the coup in Turkey

As a way of reaffirming our solidarity, our Polish member association, Iustitia, has made a video with images of detentions in Turkish courts after...

Letters from MEDEL to European Commission and European Parliament about situation in Turkey

MEDEL has sent on may 18th two letters to the President of the European Commission and the President of the European Parliament, about the...

Article about the verdict against Murat Arslan

You can find here the english translation of an article about the verdict against Murat Arslan, written by Ingrid Heilein, the German colleague who...

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