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This team contributes leading decisions from Turkey

Turkey's Most Recent Decision

The most recent decision from Turkey is Ouvais Abdoullaev v Ministry of Interior Ankara, a decision rendered in Turkey by the Council of State on Jul 20, 2010, involving an applicant from Russia. A brief summary of the facts of the case is: High-profile Chechen citizen fears persecution from the Russian military after the assassination of his two sons, uncle, and brothers' two sons.

Courts in Turkey

Constitutional Court
Council of State
Ankara Regional Administrative Court
Ankara Administrative Court
Court of Appeals
Criminal Courts
Family Courts

The National Coordinators for Turkey are:

Lami Bertan Tokuzlu

Dr. Tokuzlu, LL.M. (Lund); LL.M. (Marmara), is an Assistant Professor teaching refugee law, constitutional law and human rights law at Istanbul Bilgi University. He has been among the resource persons of the UNHCR B.O. Ankara, Read More Read more

Kemal Kirisci

Mr. Kirisci is professor of Political Science and International Relations at Bogazici University, Istanbul. He holds a Jean Monnet chair in European Integration and is also the director of the Center for European Studies at Read More Read more

Turgut Tarhanli

Mr. Tarhanli teaches public international law, human rights law and humanitarian law, law of treaties, and refugee law at Istanbul Bilgi University. He has been actively involved in training programs on refugee law in cooperation Read More Read more