General Assembly of Istanbul Bar Association was held in Haliç Congress Center in Sütlüce on 20-21 October 2018.
Having received 31.06% of the votes with 8195 out of 26756 in 105 ballot boxes in total, Önce İlke Çağdaş Avukatlar (Principle First Contemporary Lawyers Group) canditate Atty. Mehmet Durakoğlu (term President of Istanbul Bar Association) was re-elected as the President of Istanbul Bar Association. Durakoğlu will be fulfilling the presidency of Istanbul Bar Association for the term 2018-2020. Önce İlke Çağdaş Avukatlar Group has been winning the elections for 8 consecutive terms.
10 groups ran for the presidency in the elections.
The votes for the other groups running for the presidency are as follows:
Önce İlke Çağdaş Avukatlar Yükseliş Hareketi (Principle First Contemporary Lawyers Rising Movement ): 6863 votes (26.01%)
Avukat Hakları Grubu (Lawyers’ Rights Group): 2461 votes (9,33%)
Baroda Değişim ve Gelişim Hareketi (Change and Development in Bar Association Movement) 2403 votes (9,11%)
Attorney-at-Law Fikret İlkiz: 2211 votes (8,38%)
Özgürlükçü Demokrat Avukatlar (Democrat Lawyers for Freedom): 1677 votes (6,36%)
İstanbul Milliyetçi Avukatlar Grubu (Istanbul Nationalist Lawyers Group): 1205 votes (4,57%)
Avukat Hareketi (Lawyers’ Movement): 957 votes (3,63 %)
Ortak Hedef Platformu (Common Goal Platform): 403 votes (1,53%)
Attorney-at-Law Çiğdem Koç: 11 votes (0,04%)