While our country has been suffering problems both domestically and internationally and we have been going through tough times, an attempt for coup, which would drag our country to more chaos and distress, was made.
As Istanbul Bar Association, we are bound up with the principles and revolutions of Atatürk, democracy, national sovereignty, parliamentary system that depends on national sovereignty, Constitutional system defined under the Contitution of the Republic of Turkey and secular-democratic Republic, and we are against any type of coup and coup attempts. Solutions for any problems rest on political struggle on a legitimate ground and democracy.
We hope that this grave attempt against the democratic system will display once again the vital importance of commitment to the rule of law, separation of powers, the need for an independent judiciary, exercise of all authorities in line with the constitution, freedom of expression and human rights.
Settlement of all problems rests on national unity and integrity, a real and absolute democracy. Sovereignty unconditionally belongs to the nation.
PRESIDENCY OF ISTANBUL BAR ASSOCIATION