Ministry of Justice to hire 800 judges, prosecutors

A total of 800 more judges and prosecutors will be employed by the Ministry of Justice, the ministry announced on its official website on Wednesday.
and”Our ministry will add 800 judge and prosecutor candidates after an examination and oral interviews are held,and” the ministry stated in the announcement.
In addition to receiving a passing grade on the written examination and in the interview, candidates are required to be a Turkish citizen, younger than age 35 and a graduate of law school.
The written examination will be conducted by the Student Selection and Placement Center (andOSYM) in Ankara on Dec. 19 at 9:30 a.m. and last for 130 minutes.
Online applications for the positions may be submitted between Nov. 5 and Nov. 17, 2015.
The Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK), which has been accused of being highly politicized since a corruption scandal went public on Dec. 17, 2013, incriminating members of then-Prime Minister and current President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other senior government officials, issued a decree on June 12 in which it reassigned a total of 2,664 judges and prosecutors across the country.
Also, on June 11, the HSYK dismissed 37 judges and prosecutors from their jobs as part of an investigation into alleged cheating on a Ministry of Justice exam administered in 2012, but allowed the pro-government prosecutors and judges, former members of the Justice and Development (AK Party), who had entered the profession as a result of that exam, to remain in their positions. According to the law on political parties, judges and prosecutors may not be members of a political party.
The reshuffling took place shortly after June 7, when the AK Party lost its majority in Parliament, receiving less than 41 percent of national vote.

SOURCE: TODAY’S ZAMAN