ISTANBUL, WORLD

2011 08 01

Europe’s largest palace of justice in Istanbul

Istanbul Palace of Justice, the largest one of its kind in Europe, was officially inaugurated last week.

The new courthouse built in Caglayan neighborhood of Istanbul’s European side is one of the highest-cost construction projects in Turkey.

There are 326 hearing rooms, 267 offices for prosecutors, 442 offices for judges as well as a 354-seat conference hall and four 50-seat seminary halls. The gigantic complex also has rooms for lawyers, dining halls, cafeterias, library, day-care center, post office, bank branches and health units.

A total of 275 security personnel are employed apart from 30 police officers to provide security for the 19-storey building, which houses around 5,000 personnel.

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