Turkey Seeks 297 FETO-Linked Prosecutors and Judges

Ankara, – A total of 297 prosecutors and judges are being sought by Turkish authorities for alleged links to the Fetullah Organization (FETO), accused of being responsible for the recent deadly coup attempt, judicial sources told Anadolu Agency (AA).

The sources who spoke on condition of anonymity, due to restrictions on speaking to the media, said the number included 257 prosecutors and judges, 32 members of the Supreme Court as well as eight members of the Council of State, the country’s highest administrative court.

Ankara has said Gulen is the mastermind behind the failed coup attempt of July 15 that martyred 240 people and injured around 2,200 others.

Gulen is also accused of leading a long-running campaign to overthrow the Turkish government through the infiltration of state institutions, particularly the military, police and judiciary, forming what is commonly known as the parallel state.

Approximately 13,000 members of the military, police, judiciary, as well as civil servants, have been so far detained and 6,000 remanded in custody for alleged links to the terrorist group.

Tens of thousands of suspected Gulenists have been removed from their posts.

Source: Qatar News Agency