European Commission on Murat Arslan and Turkey

The European Commission has sent a letter to the Platform for an Independent Judiciary in Turkey, regarding the conviction of judge Murat Arslan and the general situation in Turkey. Judges for Judges cites and posts this response on its website.

Commissioner Johannes Hahn (for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations) thanks the Platform for its ‘invaluable work on the separation of powers and helping peers in Turkey’. He confirms the European Commission will continue to ‘closely monitor the situation’ and ‘raise serious concerns at alle levels’.

The full letter is available online by clicking here.