Point Zero of a Trial: The Indictment
The matter of indictments, described and analyzed by Dr. Kasim Akbaş.
Dr. Kasim Akbaş summarizes PEN Norway’s Turkey Indictment Project and its findings in this article. Dr. Akbaş also goes through goals of indictments and what role they make in the judiciary process.
Based on the results of the PEN Norway indictment project, we have to reach the conclusion from this study, which defines indictment as the point zero of the proceeding, that the proceedings in Turkey “end before starting.”
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This article is a part of PEN Norway’s Turkey Indictment Project. You can see more reports and read about the project here.
The project is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Swedish Consulate in Istanbul and the Heinrich Böll Foundation.