Ministry of Justice to Take Legal Action against Social Organizations Carrying out Political Activities

Saturday, August 22, 2018

Based on paragraph (2) article (5) of Associations Law, Associations issued licenses by Ministry of Justice, shall not have the right to carry out political activities. “Associations shall not resort to political activities or stipulate political issues in their pertinent charters”. As per the amended paragraph (3) article (23) of Associations Law published on May 02, 2017 in the Official Gazette, “If during the supervision as per the provision of paragraph (1) of this article, it is recognized that the activity of the association is contradicted to the provisions of the enforced laws and relevant charter, or that the location of its office is not specific, the Directorate for Registration of Political Parties and Social Organizations will remove the name of the association from the registry and invalidate its license”. Therefore, those social organizations carrying out political activities, strict legal action will be taken against them by Ministry of Justice besides invalidating their licenses.

Ministry of Justice earnestly requests the detective organs to notify the Ministry of justice on every sort of violation of social organizations. Likewise, Ministry of Justice seeks cooperation of the citizens to notify this Ministry regarding every kind of violation of the social organizations via the website of Ministry of Justice (Complains Section), Social Pages of Ministry of Justice or to call to the phone number 0765555605.