Yet another 17 judges and prosecutors were suspended over their alleged ties to the Gulen movement, according to media on Friday.

In a statement to media, the Board of Judges and Prosecutors’ (HSK) deputy head Mehmet Yilmaz said 17 judges and prosecutors were suspended over their connections to the movement, which the government blames for the July 15, 2016 failed coup.

The movement denies involvement.

The investigators will decide whether the suspended personnel should be completely dismissed from their jobs after they completed their investigations, Yilmaz told media.

At least 4,460 judges and prosecutors have been dismissed since the failed coup in 2016.

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