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15 audit commissioners arrested in Ankara over Gülen links

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Fifteen audit commissioners from the Court of Accounts were arrested in Ankara on Thursday over links to the Gülen movement, as part of an investigation launched by the Ankara Public Prosecutor’s Office.

An Ankara court ruled for the arrest of 15 commissioners, including Constitutional Court General Secretary Mehmet Oğuz Kaya, and released two others on condition of judicial control.

Turkey survived a military coup attempt on July 15 that killed over 240 people and wounded more than a thousand others. Immediately after the putsch, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government along with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pinned the blame on the Gülen movement.

While the number of judges and prosecutors who have been fired has reached 3,640, hundreds of others working in the Turkish judiciary have been arrested since the July 15 coup attempt in Turkey.

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