Turkey’s top judicial council has reassigned 1,418 judges and prosecutors while it let 956 newcomers into the profession, in two decrees.
The Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) changed the duty places of 1,418 judges and prosecutors across the country, on Friday. Meanwhile, 956 new judges and prosecutors were certified by the council.
The change came amid allegations that the government has been reorganizing the judiciary to bring it under its firm control.
Nearly 3,500 judges and prosecutors have been dismissed as part of an investigation into the Gulen Movement, which the government accuses of masterminding the July 15 coup attempt, so far.