July 16, 2016 / 12:11 PM / 3 years ago

Turkey removes more than 2,700 judges following coup attempt

ANKARA (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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