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court of first instance

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(Law) a court in which legal proceedings are begun or first heard
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(TAP) - The National Anti-corruption Authority said Tuesday it has transferred 120 cases to the public prosecutor's office in various courts of first instance on appropriation of public funds, fraud in staffing competition results and public transactions and management of vital public services.
The judge at the 3rd Penal Court of Peace, yslam Ecicek, ruled that penal courts of peace are not trial courts but rather function as investigating courts and therefore the proper request for a dismissal of judges must be made with criminal courts of first instance.
A panel of judges at the ystanbul 9th High Criminal Court ruled unanimously in February that courts of first instance have jurisdiction over such matters rather than penal courts of peace according to Articles 26, 27, 28 of the Code on Criminal Procedure (CMK).
The total number of lawsuits filed at the Courts of First Instance accounted for 2,343 cases, of which 1,784 were filed against government entities.
The judges of ystanbul 32nd and 29th Courts of First Instance on Monday reiterated earlier rulings that ordered the release of journalist Hidayet Karaca, who is also Samanyolu Broadcasting Group CEO, and 63 imprisoned police officers who have been kept under pre-trial detention for months despite a lack of evidence substantiating their incarceration.