Courts live in fear

CUMHURIYET April 6, 2017 ALI SIRMEN

Dünya Executive - - POLITICS -

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?

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