The letter sent to the Turkish Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoğlu, expressed the Union of Turkish Bar Association’s and other European Bars’ concerns regarding the lack of bar examination in Turkey. 

”Lawyers play an essential role in the correct administration of justice: they are the competent advisors and defenders of citizens and uphold the rule of law. It is self-evident that a lawyer cannot effectively advise or represent the client unless that lawyer has had the appropriate professional education and training. This is why, a robust training system is of utmost importance.”

In Annex, the CCBE Training Committee details information on bar examination in each EU member state.

The full letter is attacehd to the article.