Hours after a coup attempt, the Supreme Council of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) has sustained 2,745 judges on July 16, based on suspicions of links to the U.S-based Fethullah Gülen, as dozens of high judges have been arrested.
The government has announced that Gülenists were behind the failed coup attempt.
542 of these judges are in administrative judgement while the remaining 2,204 are in judicial judgment.
The general assembly of the HSYK decided to end the memberships of its five judges, who now face detention warrants by the Chief Prosecutor of Justice in Ankara.
Vacations of the judges and prosecutors have also been cut short.
A member of the Constitutional Court, Alparslan Altan, was detained.
A total of 48 members of the Council of State were also detained in relation to the coup attempt. They were sought with arrest warrants.
A total of 140 arrest warrants were issued for members of the Turkish Supreme Court of Appeal.
Source: HurriyetDailyNews/ @GraffitiExpert (Twitter)