Turkey’s top court launches disciplinary action against two of its judges after coup attempt
ANKARAThe Constitutional Court has launched disciplinary action against two of its judges over alleged links to Fethullah Gülen, whose sympathizers are thought to have been behind the coup attempt.
Judges Alparslan Altan and Erdal Tercan were detained one day after the coup attempt. The high court has now appointed a rapporteur who will prepare an initial report on the claims, which he will then submit to the General Council of the Constitutional Court, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on July 18.
If the General Council approves the launching of a full investigation, the high court will appoint a team of three to conduct the necessary investigation. The fate of Altan and Tercan will then be decided by the General Council in line with the findings of the report.
The move against the two judges is part of a massive purge of thousands of judges and prosecutors following the coup attempt.