(Dis)Trust in the Judiciary in Turkey
Ertan Aksoy, President of the Social Democracy Foundation (SODEV) and founder of AKSOY Research Company, evaluated for the Cumhuriyet daily their latest research on “Trust in the Judiciary in Turkey” after the scandalous GEZİ PARKI and Osman Kavala decision.
03 May 2022 Tuesday[…]
Let’s examine together how much society trusts the “AKP regime courts” where our friends are tried.
In the research we conducted this week, we first tried to understand how the society views the claim that “the judiciary is independent in Turkey”, which is often voiced by the government. For this reason, “When you think in general, do you think the judiciary is independent in Turkey?” we asked.
Here are the answers:
As you can see, only 15.7 percent of citizens think that the judiciary is independent. In addition, I would like to bring to your attention that only 27.9 percent of AKP voters and 21.5 percent of MHP voters can say that the judiciary is independent. Let’s say that the independence of the judiciary is an issue that is evaluated in relation to political trials. So, for a more general interpretation, let’s look at trust in judgment.
Here are the results:
In addition, the following information, which emerged as a result of another research conducted by Aksoy Research Company, is very striking:
“Turkey’s most important problem: