Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Volte-face in Turkey

So many prosecutions have been instituted based on the last Turkish coup attempt that the government has been compelled to recall fired military judges and prosecutors. Excerpt:
In a recent state of emergency decree, the government recalled former prosecutors and judges of military courts that were previously abolished. Justice Minister Abdülhamit Gül said the measure was taken in order to increase the number of prosecutors and judges per case and per person, in order to speed up the court process and avoid extended arrest periods. However, almost a third of those recalled were originally sacked because of their alleged links to the Gülenist network.

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