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

Criminal conviction of Mr Murat Arslan – Protest note

The Platform for an Independent Judiciary in Turkey has sent today a letter to the Foreign Affairs Ministers, who are gathered in Brussels to discuss...

Special RAI report about Murat Arslan with the participation of Gualtiero Michelini

The Italian television RAI made a special report about Murat Arslan, with the participation of Gualtiero Michelini, former President of MEDEL, from Magistratura Democratica.          

Statement of the Platform for in Independent Judiciary in Turkey

The Platform for an Independent Judiciary in Turkey has published today a letter with an appeal to the respect of basic human rights in...

Euronews released news about MEDEL’s e-book of the letters in Turkish

Euronews, the European news network who also broadcasts in Turkish language, has just released news about MEDEL's ebook of the letters in Turkish. Here is...

Letters from the Turkish Judiciary – 23rd of May – alert day for the independence of justice in Europe

Marking the date of Giovanni Falcone’s assassination by the Mafia in 1992, MEDEL pronounced the 23rd of May as the alert day for the...

The lion that the hyenas did not kill

The president of the Portuguese Judges Association published an article about Murat Arslan in one of the main newspapers in Portugal, which can be...

Criminal conviction of Mr Murat Arslan

Yesterday, Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize Winner Murat Arslan, President of the Independent Turkish Judges Association YARSAV, has been convicted under charges of being...

MEDEL Statement – Turkey: heavy and unjustified conviction of Murat Arslan, Vaclav Havel Human rights prize winner

Today, January 18th, 2019, was held the last session of the trial against Murat Arslan, unlawfully accused and persecuted by the Turkish authorities and...

70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its observation in Turkey

Marking the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Platform for an Independent Judiciary in Europe (of which MEDEL is a member) published...

Statement on the eve of the EU-Turkey leaders’ meeting in Varna

Everyone in Europe is aware that 150 journalists are detained in Turkey and that the majority of them have no idea what the indictments...

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