Turkey’s Supreme Council of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) has dismissed 202 more judges and prosecutors over alleged links to the Gülen movement, which Turkish authorities accuse of being behind a failed coup attempt in July last of year.
According to state-run Anadolu news agency, the decision was taken during a HSYK meeting on Friday evening.
With the disimissal, total number of purged judges and prosecutors has reached 4,272.
The Turkish government accuses the movement of having masterminded the foiled coup.
The movement denies any involvement.
In the currently ongoing post-coup purge, over 135,000 people, including thousands within the military, have been purged due to their real or alleged connection to the Gülen movement, according to a statement by the labor minister on Jan. 10. As of March 1, 93,248 people were being held without charge, with an additional 46,274 in pre-trial detention.
According to tally by turkeypurge.com, a total of 4,070 judges and prosecutors were purged over alleged coup involvement or terrorist links.