Turkey Earthquake Victims – Appeal for donations – for lawyers in Turkey

Our two member organizations in Turkey, Progressive Lawyers Association (CHD) and Lawyer Association of Freedom (ÖHD) have agreed with the Union of Bar Associations in Turkey (TTB) to conduct a fundraising campaign specifically for lawyers. If they survived and are not incapacitated, many of them are prevented from practicing their legal profession due to destruction of their law offices.

In addition to the general needs of all earthquake victims, lawyers are concerned with restoring the working capacity of their offices and the administration of justice as a whole, of which they are an important element. This is especially true for lawyers working for workers and victims of human rights violations. In this respect, they cannot expect any support from the government or even from large aid organizations.

Please donate to one of the two special accounts of the Union of Turkish Bar Associations set up for this purpose, or to the ELDH bank account.

The Name of the Bank: DENİZBANK
Branch of the Bank: BALGAT BRANCH
Name of the Account Holder: T. BAROLAR BIRLIGI BASKANLIGI    [Please be sure that the name is written correctly and as it is written here, (copy and paste)]
Please write “Donation Earthquake victims” as purpose

EURO Account of TTB:

IBAN: TR270013400000265362702335
Swift Code: DENITRIS134XXX

USD Account of TTB:

IBAN: TR540013400000265362702334
Swift Code: DENITRIS134XXX

The TBB will be able to accept donations to these accounts until the deadline of 15 March 2023, 17:00 pm (Turkey time).


In case you cannot or do not want to transfer money to a Turkish Bank, you can transfer your donation to the ELDH bank account. We will transfer the money to the bank account of the Union of Bar Associations in Turkey

EURO Account of ELDH:

Beneficiary: EJDM e.V.,
Bank: Postbank AG, Hamburg, Germany
IBAN: DE78 4401 0046 0334 6974 62

al for donations – for lawyers in Turkey