Minister of Justice Abdulhamit Gül stated that the purpose of the courthouse opened at Istanbul Airport is to facilitate the work of the citizen and said, “We aim to ensure that our citizens do not suffer due to some judicial proceedings while traveling at home and abroad. At Istanbul Airport Courthouse, we provide judicial services 7 hours a day, 24 days a week, together with our judges and prosecutors, minute clerks, editor-in-chief and other personnel. " said.
Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gül visited the courthouse at Istanbul Airport, which opened on February 10, 2020 and is open 7/24. Making a statement to the journalists after his visit, Gül noted that he was happy to realize one of the goals in the Judicial Reform Strategy Document with the courthouse. Minister of Justice Gül emphasized that the purpose of the courthouse opened at the airport is to provide legal services to citizens and said:
“We aim to ensure that our citizens do not suffer from judicial proceedings while traveling at home and abroad. At Istanbul Airport Courthouse, we provide judicial services 7 hours a day, 24 days a week, together with our judges and prosecutors, minute clerks, editor-in-chief and other staff. These judicial services are carried out under Gaziosmanpaşa Courthouse. 'Let the people live so that the state lives.' Based on our logic, we have an understanding that makes the work of our citizens easier, not difficult. It is an application that increases access to justice. It has been a very important model in which we have implemented the goal of reassuring, accessible justice. 23.45't judicial services are given, in this sense in the world and the first application in Turkey. "
Explaining that members of the judiciary serve citizens with a 24-hour service concept, Gül said that the same service is also offered to tourists.
Minister of Justice Abdulhamit Gül stated that the citizen, who needs to be heard on any subject while traveling, was processed at the airport courthouse in a short time like 10 minutes without spending the night in custody, and said, “Thus, the citizen does not become victims, does not miss his plane, and can perform his transactions in a short time. I would like to thank all members of the judiciary, judge prosecutor and all employees who contributed to this service. We will continue to further develop this trust-enhancing service worthy of the world's apple of the eye, Istanbul Airport. " found the assessment.
ISTANBUL AIRPORT COURT FACILITATES THE CITIZEN'S JOB
At the courthouse at Istanbul Airport, which hosts millions of domestic and foreign passengers a year, the prosecutor's office has been operating since February 10, 2020, and the Criminal Courts of First Instance 21 and 22 since July 24, 2020.
Courts at Istanbul Airport Courthouse, a unit of Gaziosmanpaşa Courthouse, serve 7 hours a day, 24 days a week.
At the courts, proceedings regarding the prosecution's arrest warrants, investigations of crimes committed at the airport, execution of final decisions and fines are carried out. Thanks to the fact that transactions are carried out at the airport, passengers do not waste time and do not miss their planes.
Those who had come to the airport for their travels before, who needed legal action, were taken to Gaziosmanpaşa Courthouse. Those who had a judicial procedure at night were taken to the courthouse the next morning.
Arrests due to the failure of the judicial service units to serve after a certain hour was thus prevented. It was enabled to intervene in the events taking place at the airport in a rapid manner and to collect evidence, and to receive the complaints of the victims immediately.
As of February 10, 2020, when the airport started to be served, approximately 3 thousand 500 people were subject to arrest warrant and approximately 2 thousand 100 people were investigated. Thus, the victimization of over 5 thousand people was prevented. Thanks to the application, while the justice services were carried out without interruption, the work of the citizens became easier.
This year, it is aimed to extend the application to other airports.