Mass detention of lawyers and jurists in Turkey

On September 11; 48 lawyers, seven trainee lawyers, four previously purged judges and a law school graduate were detained in police raids in Turkey.

Several bar associations; including those in major cities such as İstanbul, Ankara and İzmir; human rights groups and activists described the detentions as an attempt to silence the right of defense, calling for an immediate release of all detainees.

A total of 60 lawyers prepared an information note in which they explained how the operation constitutes an attack on the right of defense, joining calls for the release of detainees.

To download our notes containing further information regarding the detentions, click here