A delegation of French lawyers led by President of Rennes Bar Association and Conseil National des Barreaux (CNB) Serge Nonorgue and Former Vice-President of Paris Bar Association Dominique Attias, and Prof. Dr. İbrahim Kaboğlu paid visit to the President of Istanbul Bar Association Atty. Mehmet Durakoğlu on Thursday, May 10, 2018.
President Durakoğlu expressed that snap elections are a glitter of hope to overcome problems in legal profession as he touched upon the problems in terms of lawyers and defense rights that emerged due to state of emergency in Turkey. Remarking that legal profession in Turkey undergoes serious difficulties and attorneyship profession is not settled on its right track, Durakoğlu underlined that independence and impartiality of judiciary is hampered in Turkey.
State of emergency in both Turkey and France is discussed in comparison during the meeting.