The Ministry of Interior sent a circular on “Bar Association General Assemblies” to 81 Provincial Governorships. According to the circular, bar associations with less than 400 members will be able to hold their general assemblies in accordance with the epidemic measures, except on Sundays, as of June 15, 2021.
In the circular sent by the Ministry to 81 Provincial Governorships; ” From 1 June 2021, between 22.00-05.00 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday; On Sundays, it was reminded that the curfew was followed, starting at 22.00:05.00 on Saturday and covering the entire Sunday and ending at 15:2021 on Monday. In addition, with the circular sent to the provinces before, excluding the general assemblies of the sports clubs, which are periodically mandatory, all kinds of events with broad participation, including the general assembly, by non-governmental organizations, trade unions, public professional organizations and their superior organizations, unions and cooperatives, will be held until XNUMX June XNUMX. It was reminded that it was delayed until
In the circular, which stated that some bar associations made applications for holding a general assembly on Sundays when the curfew will be applied in June, with reference to the Additional Article 1136 of the Law on Attorneyship No. 3, "At least fifteen days before the general assembly meeting to be elected, you must sign on the plate for the bar association elections. registered (…) lawyers, and for the elections of the Union of Turkish Bar Associations, the list determining the original and substitute delegates and natural delegates elected by the bar associations, the agenda of the meeting, the place, the day, the time, and a letter stating the issues regarding the second meeting to be held if there is no majority. As a result, that place is given to the judge who is the chairman of the district election board. (…) It is ensured that the elections are held under the supervision of the chairman of the district election board, taking into account the meeting dates and other issues on the agenda, according to the end of the negotiations. In bar associations with more than four hundred members, negotiations are concluded on Saturday, elections begin at nine on Sunday and voting ends at seventeen.” judgment was reminded.
In accordance with the article of the law in question, it was stated that some bar association administrations wanted to hold elections in June, on the grounds that the election process should cover two days (Saturday and Sunday) and the elections should be held on Sunday for bar associations with more than 400 members, and the following issues were listed:
- Within the scope of the circular sent to the provinces on 01.06.2021, it was stated that the events with broad participation, including the general assemblies of NGOs, public institutions professional organizations (including their superior unions), trade unions, unions and cooperatives, excluding sports clubs, should be postponed until 15 June 2021. It was stated that it was not possible for them to hold their general assembly until June 15.
- As of June 15, 2021, in accordance with the provisions of Additional Article 3 of the Attorneyship Law, bar associations with less than 400 members; There is no harm in holding their general assemblies (in accordance with the epidemic measures) on other days except Sundays.
- Bar associations with more than 400 members; According to the Additional Article 3 provisions of the Attorneyship Law, they will be able to hold their general assemblies, which must be held for two days, covering Saturday and Sunday, starting on Saturday and Sunday, June 26-27, 2021.
In the event that the curfew is continued for Sundays on and after the specified date, lawyers who will participate in the bar association elections and have the right to vote and other election officials will be exempted from the curfew.