The General Assembly of the European Bars Federation (FBE) in Warsaw September 22, 2018, which represents 250 member Bars of Europe and their one million member lawyers, expressed its grave concerns for the present situation of judges, prosecutors, lawyers and journalists in Turkey as follows:

“In accordance with the FBE previous and constant position we definitely call upon an end to arbitrary arrest, detention, and prosecution of judges, lawyers and journalists.

We again call for an end to the use of torture and ill treatment by state officials and the investigation of such crimes.

We demand the full protection of independence of the legal and journalism professions in Turkey, and the respect for human rights of judges, lawyers and journalists and we give our full support to our colleagues in Turkey.”