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76 military judges, prosecutors sacked in new wave of purge

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The Ministry of Defense has dismissed 76 military court judges and prosecutors over links to the Gülen movement as a post-coup-attempt purge widens.

The dismissals were announced on the ministry’s Twitter account on Friday.

Turkey survived a military coup attempt that killed over 240 people and wounded more than a thousand others on July 15. Immediately after the putsch, the government along with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pinned the blame on the Gülen movement and launched a widespread purge aimed at cleansing sympathizers of the movement from within state institutions, dehumanizing its popular figures and putting them in custody.

Thousands of people have been purged from state bodies, over 41,000 detained and more than 22,000 arrested since the coup attempt. Arrestees included journalists, judges, prosecutors, police and military officers, academics, governors and even a comedian. (Turkey Purge)

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