Erdogan Regime Tightens It’s Grip: Over 800 Court Officials Purged In Latest Power Grab

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  • Turkey has witnessed yet another huge wave of mass purges in the judiciary, with the government replacing almost 1,000 judges and prosecutors, raising more and more question marks over the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) motives in the latest restructuring of the country’s top judicial body.
  • A decree replacing 784 judicial officers and 104 administrative officers employed in the judicial bodies was released by the 1st Chamber of the Supreme Council of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) late Jan. 15.
  • In its latest annual progress report on Turkey released in October 2014, the European Commission underlined concerns over the state of affairs surrounding the judicial structure, which has become a key battleground between the government and what the AKP describes as a “parallel state” affiliated to the Gülen movement.

via Top body initiates yet another mass purge of Turkey’s judiciary – POLITICS.

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