Istanbul Bar Association
The Istanbul Bar Association (Turkish: İstanbul Barosu) is a voluntary bar association based in Istanbul, Turkey. At 29,000 members it is one of the largest bar associations in the world. It is a member of the Union of Turkish Bar Associations.
|Mehmet Durakoglu (President)|
The association has published journals since 1911, and since 1925 publishes the İstanbul Barosu Dergisi ("Journal of İstanbul Bar Association").
In 2013 the president and board of the association were charged with attempting to influence members of the judiciary in the "Sledgehammer" trial, after they had intervened in a 2012 hearing to demand a fair trial. The European Association of Lawyers for Democracy & World Human Rights said their intervention was legal and approved by the presiding judge at the time.
- Istanbul Bar Association Short History of the İstanbul Bar Association
- Hurriyet Daily News, 24 October 2016, 
- ELDH European Association of Lawyers for Democracy & World Human Rights, 13 May 2013, Prosecution of the President of Istanbul Bar Association as well as its board members on charges of attempting to influence the members of the judiciary, indictment dated 30.01.2013