Attacks on Justice 2000 – Turkey
Despite constitutional guarantees of judicial independence, judges in Turkey are not truly free to decide matters before them impartially, in accordance with their assessment of the facts and their understanding of the law.
Both judges and public prosecutors face restrictions, influence, pressure, threats and interference in the exercise of their professional duties.
Lawyers in Turkey are sometimes subjected to harassment, intimidation and violence merely for providing legitimate professional legal services to their clients.
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