HSK and Erdoğan appoint 116 judges to higher judicial bodies

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In total, 116 judges have been appointed to Turkey’s Court of Cassation and the Council of State, according to the Official Gazette published on July 17.

The Council of Judges and Prosecutors (HSK) appointed 100 members to the Court of Cassation (Yargıtay) and 12 members to the Council of State (Danıştay).

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan also appointed four new members to the Council of State. According to a statement by the Presidential Press Office, Deputy Undersecretary of the Finance Ministry Abdurrahman Madan, First Legal Counselor of the Family and Social Policies Ministry Ahmet Murat Altuğ, Legal Affairs Director of the Başakşehir district municipality in Istanbul Şaziye Fırat Civelek, and Chief Legal Counselor of the Finance Ministry Tayyibe Kaycıoğlu were those appointed.

All appointments were made in accordance with the statutory decree no. 696. The aim of the appointments was to decrease the workload, the decree said.

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