The Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales (BHRC) has written a letter to Prime Miniter Erdogan to express their ‘deep concern’ about the arrests of lawyers during simultaneous raids across Turkey, 22 November 2011, and about the ‘grave violations of every human rights treaty to which Turkey is a party’.

Read the letter here (pdf): BHRC letter to Erdogan

The same concern has been expressed in a joint statement by the European Democratic Lawyers (AED-EDL) and the European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and World Human Rights (ELDH), in an open letter to the Turkish Authorities.

Read the letter here (pdf): AED/ELDF Letter to Turkish authorities