International Monitor: Turkey has not been a rule of law since 2016

The International Observatory on Human Rights said: “Turkey has been exploited The coup attempt 2016 to silence dissent. “

The Observatory said on video during an international conference on justice in Turkey on Wednesday that “before the attempted coup in 2016, the Turkish authorities planned to control the judiciary” and stressed that “Turkey has been since the attempted coup in the year 2016. ”

For his part, Turkish refugee judge Yavuz Aydin said: “The Turkish authorities are preparing to fire thousands of judges The coup attempt Long. “

“We slept, judges woke up terrorists”

Aydin confirmed that “more than 500 judges are imprisoned in Turkey”.

He added, “Thousands of my fellow judges slept and we were woken up by terrorists.”

For its part, the European Judges Association stressed that “the judiciary in Turkey is not fair and the authorities have interfered in wrong legal proceedings”.

4,500 judges dismissed

It is noteworthy that Turkey accused Fethullah Gulen, who has lived in the US since 1999, of planning the attempted coup on July 15, 2016, in which 250 people were killed. Gulen denies the allegations.

In the hours after the coup, the Turkish authorities directly dismissed 4,500 judges, including Judge Yavuz Aydin. Aydin fled Turkey after being granted asylum in Romania and then moved to Belgium.

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