Courts live in fear
CUMHURIYET April 6, 2017 ALI SIRMEN
The judges and the prosecutors who are in charge of cases closely followed by the government, live under the threat of being suspended, dismissed from their profession and accused of helping FETO (the Gulenist Terrorist Organisation) when making their rulings, so they decide under the government’s influence ... Even the military courts after the 1980 military coup back then was independent enough to have the courage to dismiss some of the convictions made by (coup leader) Kenan Evren. Is there anyone today who can claim that the civilian Court of Appeals has independence to make such decisions? How independent can a judiciary be that makes us appreciate the military courts of September 12?