Turkey detains bar association head, 5 lawyers in post-coup purge

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Trabzon Bar Association Orhan Öngöz

A total of 6 lawyers, among them the president of Trabzon Bar Association Orhan Öngöz, were detained as part of an investigation into the Gülen movement, which the government accuses of masterminding the coup attempt, on Tuesday.

Police searched the homes and offices of Öngöz along with other lawyers, known by initials Y.Y., H.Ş, A.Ş., A.Ö. and S.K.

Suspects were brought to the police station for interrogation.

Turkey has detained 43,000 people and arrested 24,000 over their links to the movement. Among those imprisoned are judges, prosecutors, journalists, writers, police and military officers, academics, businessmen, doctors and court personnel. (Turkey Purge)

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