A survey conducted by Gezici Research in April has revealed that 71.4 percent of Turks do not believe they would receive a fair trial under the current judicial systemof the country if they have to go to court in the future.
The survey polled 4,860 people from 36 provinces across Turkey to measure public perceptions of various issues occupying the country’s agenda. When asked whether they believe they will be tried fairly if they are involved in a crime in the future, 71.4 percent said “no,” while only 28.6 said they believe they will receive a fair trial.
In response to a question asking if they believe the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government and former Prime Minister and current President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan are currently intervening in the judiciary, 71.7 percent of participants said Erdoğan and the government have an influence on the judiciary while 28.3 percent said “no.”
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