2016 Turkish purges
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The 2014–2016 Turkish judicial purges were purges of the judicial system of Turkey that took place in January 2014 and July 2016 during the presidency of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. In January 2014, 120 judges and prosecutors were reassigned during a major corruption enquiry and on 16 July 2016, 2,745 judges were dismissed immediately following the 2016 Turkish coup d'état attempt.
Purges by numbersEdit
- Butler, Daren; Toksabay, Ece (2014-01-16). "Turkish prosecutors removed as judicial purge intensifies". Thomson Reuters. Archived from the original on 2016-07-18. Retrieved 2016-08-09.
- Butler, Daren; Tattersall, Nick (2014-01-22). "Turkish judicial purge brings corruption investigation to halt". Thomson Reuters. Archived from the original on 2016-07-18. Retrieved 2016-08-09.
- Frazer, Susan; Dominique, Soguel (16 July 2016). "Turkey quashes coup; Erdogan vows 'heavy price' for plotters". Austin American-Statesman/AP. Archived from the original on 16 July 2016. Retrieved 2016-08-09.
- "Turkey's top judicial board HSYK orders detention of 2,745 Gülen-linked judges over coup attempt". dailysabah.com. Retrieved 2016-08-09.