Lawyers are more often assimilated to the clients they defend and thus are stigmatized, jailed, convicted.
At least 14 presidents of Turkish Bar associations have been arrested and detained.
Hundreds of lawyers in Turkey face criminal prosecution, are under judicial control and are forbidden to travel.
218 lawyers were sentenced in 2018 alone.
As a result, FBE, in conjunction with many lawyers’ organizations, fully supports our Turkish colleagues in the framework of the International Lawyer in danger day.