Turkish Justice Ministry plans to appoint 5,110 new judges and prosecutors in August
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
DHA photoThe Turkish Justice Ministry is planning to appoint a total of 5,110 new judges and prosecutors next month, following a crackdown in the judiciary on the Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ), which was blamed for the failed coup attempt on July 15.
The move was initiated by Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ in order to avoid disruptions in judicial processes, as the internship period of 700 judge and prosecutor candidates out of the 5,110 had already ended. The remaining candidates meanwhile will be appointed upon the ministry’s offer without regarding their candidacy period, according to a state of emergency decree.
Accordingly, the Justice Academy will hold a written exam for the candidates between July 28 and July 30. Following the interview, a total of 5,110 judges and prosecutors will take office next month after being accepted by the Supreme Council of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK).
Meanwhile, the ministry also increased the number of judge and prosecutor candidates to be appointed to 3,000 from 1,200, which it announced on July 1. According to the latest regulation, the appointment announcement will be issued and the candidates will enter the examination on Nov. 26.
A total of 2,220 of judge and prosecutor candidates will be chosen from the graduates of law schools while the others will be chosen from those who switched from attorneyship.
A total of 2,745 judges and prosecutors were suspended from their duties after the failed coup attempt.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced on July 24 that 2,101 judges and prosecutors had been detained in anti-coup operations.