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Nearly 170K people faced legal probing in Turkey as suspects of coup plot

BİRGÜN DAİLY 14.07.2017 15:29
Nearly 170K people faced legal probing in Turkey as suspects of coup plot
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Marking the first anniversary of the failed coup attempt of July 15, Turkey’s Ministry of Justice released a statement sharing with the public the overall impact of the investigations and operations launched against the coup plotters.

According to the ministry’s statement, since the declaration of state of emergency back in July 20 last summer, 169013 faced legal action as ‘suspects of the coup’ and 50510 of them have been detained.

Among the one who were arrested are 169 generals; 7098 commissioned soldiers; 8815 police officers; 24 governors; 73 deputy governors; and, 116 mayors.

Of these detained suspects, 43404 - including 3046 soldiers; 5024 police officers; 9 governors; 7 deputy governors; 73 mayors - have been released with the condition of legal control. In addition, a total of 43404 people - 10033 from the prosecutors’ offices and 33371 were armed security forces – have been released.

There are warrants of arrest pending against 8087 more people – 152 soldiers; 392 police officers; 3 deputy governors; 9 mayors; and, 7266 other suspects.

Among the members and workers of the judiciary, a total of 2431 employees – 2280 judges and prosecutors; 105 members of court of cassation; 41 members of council of state; 2 members of the constitutional court; and, 3 members of the Supreme Council of Judges and Prosecutors – have been arrested.

4469 people from the judiciary – including staff members – have faced legal probing and 1216 of them have been released with the condition of legal control.

Currently, there is a warrant of arrest issued against 234 staff in judiciary; 5 members of the council of state; and, 26 members of court of cassation.

6 members – judges and chief prosecutors – are still detained, the ministry said.

Source: http://www.birgun.net/haber-detay/15-temmuz-un-resmi-bilancosu-169765.html

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