As part of a witch hunt targeting the faith-based Gülen movement, the Istanbul Prosecutor’s Office on Saturday issued detention warrants for 23 judges and prosecutors who were dismissed the day before by Turkey’s top judicial body, the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK), news website T24 reported.
According to the report, the detention warrants included the names of six prosecutors, 16 judges and one administrative judge over alleged ties to the Gülen movement, which is accused by the government of masterminding a failed coup on July 15.
On Friday, the HSYK dismissed 107 more judges and prosecutors for the same reason.
The decision for the expulsion of the jurists was made at the HSYK general assembly.
Deputy Chairman of the HSYK Mehmet Yılmaz told Turkish media that with the latest dismissals, the lists they were working on have been completed.
“This is the last one. The lists we have been working are now complete. We have no one left to dismiss. If we receive more complaints in the future, we will address them,” Yılmaz said.
According to news website t24, the government has dismissed a total of 4,238 judges and prosecutors since July 15.