Mehmet Tosun, a Turkish judge who was dismissed from his job after a coup attempt on July 15, 2016, died of cancer on Thursday, according to a twitter account believed to be managed by another purged judge claimed.
The claim has neither been confirmed nor denied by the Turkish authorities.
The twitter account claimed that he has been receiving cancer treatment on-and-off since 2016.
Tosun was allegedly fired from his job over his alleged links to Turkey’s Gülen group, which is accused of masterminding the coup attempt in 2016.
The group denies any involvement.
Turkish government survived the attempt that killed over 240 people and wounded more than a thousand others, however; AK Party officials along with Erdoğan pinned the blame on the Gülen group and launched a widespread war on its alleged and real followers.
So far, 4463 judges and prosecutors fired from their jobs on coup and terror charges.