Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors suspends 684 judges, prosecutors over suspected FETÖ ties

DAILY SABAH
ISTANBUL
Published 10.08.2016 19:09
Updated 10.08.2016 19:57
Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors suspends 684 judges, prosecutors over suspected FETÖ ties

Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) suspended 684 judges and prosecutors over suspected FETÖ ties, bringing the total number of suspended judges and prosecutors to 3,670 since the failed coup.

The suspensions were made as part of an investigation launched by Ankara Chief Public Prosecutors Office, HSYK's acting president, Mehmet Yılmaz said.

He said that 550 of the suspended judges and prosecutors were from the judiciary while 98 of them were working in the executive branch of the board.

At least 140 Court of Appeal members were detained for alleged links to Gülenist terror-cult led by U.S.-based Fetullah Gülen.

On July 15, rogue elements of Turkish military attempted to overthrow the country's democratically elected government.

At least 240 people, including the security forces and civilians, were killed and thousands of people were wounded as they protested against the coup.

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