Turkish judicial board reshuffles 154 judges

Turkish judicial board reshuffles 154 judges

Turkish judicial board reshuffles 154 judges Turkey’s Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSK) has reshuffled the districts where 154 judges will be working, in accordance with an announcement released on its website on July 13.

The written notices regarding the reassignments are set to be sent to judges by the end of July 14, the announcement said. 

But if anyone asks for a re-examination of the enactment, they should notify officials of their demands through the e-justice system called the National Judicial Network Project (UYAP) until July 17, it added. 

“The preparation concerning the summer enactment of the year 2017 has been completed as of July 13,” the board stated.

“We wish success to our colleagues appointed to their new posts and hope the enactments are beneficial to our colleagues’ families, the judiciary, and our country,” its announcement noted.

The name of the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) was changed to HSK and the number of its members was dropped to 13 from 22 after the April 16 constitutional referendum declared the “yes” campaign as the winner with 51.4 percent of the votes, paving the way for the country to shift to an executive presidency. 

The first seven members of the HSK were appointed by an alliance between the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) in parliament in a late night session on May 16 and 17. 

Later on May 19, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan appointed the remaining four members, with the Justice Minister and his undersecretary as permanent members, completing the 13-member board.