Ministry of Justice

274 FETÖ coup cases out of 289 finalized: Justice minister

A total of 274 cases out of the 289 on the issue of the 2016 coup attempt have been completed and the proceedings for the other 15 are continuing, Justice Minister Abdülhamit Gül told Anadolu Agency on June 16.
Gül said works into the coup cases were continuing even during the pandemic, adding that the Turkish judiciary has been fighting against FETÖ since July 15, 2016.

Turkey to restart legal proceedings: Minister

Turkey's justice minister on June 15 announced that all legal proceedings and trials in the country would continue as of June 16 after having been halted due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

"We've taken all the precautions in the courthouses," Abdulhamit Gül said, speaking during an interview with Anadolu Agency.

Turkish team becomes champion in keyboarding contest

The Turkish keyboard team has won eight medals, including three world championships, in an Internet keyboarding competition.

Nearly 1,500 competitors took part in the International Federation for Information and Communication Processing (Intersteno) International Keyboarding Championship via the Internet over April 14 to June 1.

Prison staff to be isolated after shifts

Employees in Turkey's prisons will go into isolation for a "determined time span" and will not immediately go to their homes after their shifts, the justice minister has said.

"As of [March 30], prison staff will not be sent to their homes for a determined timespan and will stay at isolated locations," Abdulhamit Gül said on March 30.

Saudi Arabia Banned Early Marriages

Saudi Arabia has become yet another country that has banned early marriages after years of debate. The minimum legal age for marriage is now 18, the Saudi newspaper Saudi Gazette reported, quoted by RIA Novosti.

Justice Minister Walid Al-Samani has already sent a new law to all local courts.

According to UNICEF, 39,000 children marry daily in the world.

Romania paying more attention to alternatives to detention

Romania's Justice Minister Ana Birchall attended an informal meeting of the EU Justice and Home Affairs Council (JHA) in Helsinki, July 18-19, where she pointed out that over the recent years Romania has paid increased attention to alternatives to detention measures that can be "viable solutions for the development of judicial co-operation in criminal matters." According to a press statement re