Two lawyers detained in Istanbul

An executive and a member of the Contemporary Lawyers Association were taken into custody in house raids in Istanbul.

Contemporary Lawyers Association (ÇHD) Istanbul Branch executive Naim Eminoğlu and branch member Doğa İncesu were detained in house raids in the morning. The lawyers were taken to Istanbul Provincial Security Directorate and were restricted from seeing their lawyers for 24 hours.

ÇHD made a statement on its social media account about the detentions and said, "One of our branch executives, lawyer Naim Eminoğlu and our member lawyer Doğa İncesu were detained from their homes by the political branch police this morning and taken to Vatan Security Directorate. Stop the attacks against lawyers! Release our friends immediately! Istanbul Provincial Security Directorate has informed us that the lawyer's access to defense counsel has been restricted for 24 hours. We call on all our colleagues to stand in solidarity against unlawful arrest warrants, arbitrary restrictions and attacks against the defense."