The Justice Ministry has been seeking to prevent a would-be lawyer from getting his/her license as he/she has been undergoing an investigation over alleged ties to the Gülen movement.

The government has so far sacked tens of thousands of people from their professions in the aftermath of the July 15 coup attempt, for which it blames the movement.

A lawsuit, recently filed by the Justice Ministry, shows that the government even tries to block career paths for those implicated in post-coup investigations.

@Endangered_J Twitter account shared May 6 the copies of the lawsuit the ministry filed against the Union of Turkish Bar Associations (TBB) for issuing lawyer license to a suspect in one of those investigations.

According to the lawsuit, the ministry requests a stay of execution on TBB’s decision to give lawyer certification to the person in question saying that “his/her beginning to practice attorneyship would cause harm that could not be recovered in the future.”

The ministry also asks court to make TBB pay the legal costs for the lawsuit.