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Turkey: Ministry of Justice: 41,326 arrested over alleged coup involvement

January 2, 2017

Ministry of Justice: 41,326 arrested over alleged coup involvement

The Ministry of Justice has announced that since a coup attempt in Turkey on July 15, a total of 41,326 people have been arrested on charges of links to the Gülen movement, which the government accuses of being behind the failed coup.

As part of a massive purge currently ongoing in Turkey, a total of 103,850 people have been the subject of an investigation since the putsch, according to official figures.

The state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Monday that 2,286 of the 41,326 arrestees are judges and prosecutors. Among the jailed judges, 104 are from the Supreme Court of Appeals, 41 from the Council of State and two are from the Constitutional Court.