Turkey accused of systematic assault on legal profession | News | Law Society Gazette

Turkey accused of systematic assault on legal profession

By Michael Cross10 April 2019

The government of Turkey stands accused of a systematic attack on the role of lawyers in a major report by an international human rights body today. The Human Rights Watch report, Lawyers on Trial, catalogues the measures taken by the Turkish authorities against lawyers acting for terrorist suspects since the failed military coup in July 2016.

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from Turkish Digest http://bit.ly/2Uq0Tah
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About CHP EU Representation

The CHP was founded on 9 September 1923, about one and half month before the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey. The first President of modern Turkey’s oldest party was M. Kemal Atatürk. Today CHP is a social-democratic party, member of the Socialist International and associate member of the Socialist Group at the European Parliament. The scope of the CHP bureau in Brussels is not limited to the bilateral framework of Turkey's EU accession process. Issues such as the information society, energy policies, social development, climate change, international trade and security are among the different focus areas. The EU-Turkey relations are about integration and need multiple, plural and horizontal channels of communication. The CHP supports and promotes Turkey's EU membership process also by being more present and active in Brussels The CHP's Representative to the EU is Ms Kader Sevinç who previously worked as an MEP advisor at the European Parliament and in the private sector.
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