"In a country, there is no salvation unless the honest are as brave as the dishonest ones."

"In a country, there is no salvation unless the honest are as brave as the dishonest ones."

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"Ten criminals should go unpunished rather than punish an innocent."

"Ten criminals should go unpunished rather than punish an innocent."

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"Laws are like cobwebs, the weak get caught in the web, and the strong penetrate the web."

"Laws are like cobwebs, the weak get caught in the web, and the strong penetrate the web."

Balzac!

“Justice stays in place like a pole star. Everything else revolves around it. ”

“Justice stays in place like a pole star. Everything else revolves around it. ”

Konfüçyüs!

"When a regime reached the point where the people became unbelievers in justice, that regime was doomed."

"When a regime reached the point where the people became unbelievers in justice, that regime was doomed."

Montesguieu!

"Those who lie don't believe those who tell the truth."

"Those who lie don't believe those who tell the truth."

Konfüçyüs!

Lawyer Mehmet Istanbullu, Criminal Attorney

Fair justice, legal remedies or defense against claims have developed in the human history and they have turned into taking help of someone else in time, which have created the profession of advocacy of today.

It can be accepted that the defending profession has started in ancient Greek and Roman. Indeed, the word lawyer comes from "AdvoCatus" in ancient Greek language, which means superior, privileged and eloquent. 

In the early period, only free men could defend. Lawyers had to withdraw from case when they understand that the case is unfair.

Advocacy was a critical profession in Rome in the Republic Period. For instance, Cesar was a lawyer registered in Roman Bar Association.

During the imperial period, lawyers began to organize as communities and then the bar associations revealed. The first bar association was established in Athens.

The advocacy was the most prestigious, honorable profession on the World, when it became dysfunctional in the middle easy in Europe when there was no right of defense.

From the perspective of our country, it is accepted that the profession of advocacy started and the first steps for creation of bar associations were taken with 1839 Edict of Tanzimat and 1856 Edict of Islahat.

In our country, modern advocacy profession and bar association organization started with the republic.

The words "Muhamat" and "Muhami" in the Muhamat Law No. 460 dated 1924 were changed to "Advocacy" and "Lawyer" in 1926 respectively.

Advocacy was defined as a public service and free profession in the Advocacy Law No. 1136 being effective in the year 1969 after the Advocacy Law No. 3499. According to the law, lawyer is the founder factor of the judiciary.