Mahmut Kış, a Turkish judge and a former Supreme court member, has died of heart attack, according to a tweet posted by his lawyer.
Kış was fired from his job with a decree issued by the Turkish government in the aftermath of a coup attempt in July 16, 2016. He was later sentenced to 7 years in prison over alleged links to the Gulen group, which the government accuses of masterminding the attempt. The group denies any involvement.
The Turkish government has arrested a total of 2,431 judges and prosecutors and dismissed 4,424 others since the botched coup attempt in 2016.
Müvekkilim Yargıtay eski üyesi Mahmut Kış dün geçirdiği kalp krizi sonucu vefat etmiş. Zerafet abidesi bi şahıstı, bu sürecin onu çok yorduğunu söylemişti. Sevenlerine sabırlar diliyorum
— Av.Hatice YILDIZ (@avhaticeyldz) September 2, 2021