277 judges, prosecutors dismissed over Gülen links
ANKARATurkey’s highest judicial regulatory body dismissed 227 judges and prosecutors on Feb. 20 over their alleged links to U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, who is accused of masterminding the July 15, 2016 coup attempt that left 248 killed and nearly 2,200 wounded, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
The Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) Deputy Chairman Mehmet Yılmaz said 3,886 judges and prosecutors have been dismissed so far since the July 15 coup attempt.
Yılmaz said 200 judges and prosecutors, who were previously dismissed from office, would be reinstated. He noted that there were many others who remained under investigation.