Detention warrants were issued for 86 judges and prosecutors in Turkey’s 34 provinces as part of an investigation into irregularity in occupational exams, on Thursday.
While 19 of the implicated names had already been under custody over their alleged links to the July 15 coup attempt, police detained 26 of them with the rest still being wanted as of Thursday.
Turkey survived a military coup on July 15 which killed over 240 people and wounded a thousand others. A witch-hunt was launched immediately after the attempt against the sympatizers of Gulen Movement within state institutions along within private sector. The government accuses the movement of masterminding the organization although the latter denies any involvement.