Turkey: Lawyers Arrested in Terror Probe

(Istanbul) – Turkish police, in dawn raids on September 11, 2020, arrested 47 lawyers at their homes in Ankara and searched their offices, Human Rights Watch said today.

The arrests were a chilling demonstration of the Turkish government’s disrespect for the rule of law and for the role of lawyers in ensuring suspects an effective defense. The arrests and raids, conducted under the guise of terrorism allegations, blatantly...