Turkey removes more than 2,700 judges following coup attempt

by Reuters
Saturday, 16 July 2016 12:08 GMT

ANKARA, July 16 (Reuters) - Turkish authorities on Saturday removed 2,745 judges from duty following an attempted coup by a military faction overnight, broadcaster NTV reported, citing a decision by the High Council of Judges and Prosectors (HSYK).

Five members of HSYK, Turkey's highest judiciary board, were also removed, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

(Reporting by Ece Toksabay, Writing by David Dolan, Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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