Turkey's Council of State annuls controversial regulation lifting investigation secrecy
The Ankara Bar Association challenged the regulation in the Council of State.Turkey’s Council of State has annulled a new controversial regulation on judicial police, obliging those carrying out investigations to inform superiors.
The regulation was issued amid a graft scandal and increased concerns among lawyers that the government was interventing in the judiciary.
The Ankara Bar Association had filed a lawsuit at the Council of State against the regulation.
The Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) also slammed the regulation, declaring it unconstitutional and a contradiction of the principle of the separation of powers.