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Turkey's Higher Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) reappointed key judges and prosecutors in Turkey's ongoing high-profile legal cases today in a major shakeup.
 
Specially authorized prosecutor Cihan Kansız, who supervised the Ergenekon case, became a deputy chief public prosecutor in Istanbul, while prosecutor Savaş Kırbaş, who oversaw the "Balyoz " (Sledgehammer) coup plot case was appointed as the deputy chief prosecutor of Istanbul.
 
Prosecutor Mehmet Berk, who oversaw the ongoing match-fixing case, was appointed deputy chief prosecutor of Istanbul's Küçükçekmece district.
 
The judge in the Hrant Dink trial, Rüstem Eryılmaz, was appointed to Istanbul's Bakırköy district while the judge in the ongoing Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), Menderes Yılmaz, was appointed to the Aegean province of İzmir.

June/13/2012

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B Medic

6/13/2012 10:56:55 PM

Why? Is Turkey's justice system not slow enough? When HSYK was reformed last year, many feared that AKP and pro-AKP judiciary would get more control over HSYK. This would lead to more HSYK-interference in trials where AKP-interests were threatened. But in all these trials the government would benefit if they were quickly resolved. Or does HSYK think that the trials are not moving fast enough?

Faruk Beisser

6/13/2012 10:39:43 PM

Wonderful! Kangaroo court officials get promoted for their terrific work prosecuting those who criticize the Rulers!
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