Warrants out for nearly 100 judiciary staff in Istanbul

Police teams arrive at Istanbul Anadolu Palace of Justice early morning and nab some suspects on the spot

Warrants out for nearly 100 judiciary staff in Istanbul

World Bulletin / News Desk

The chief public prosecutor’s office in Istanbul issued arrest warrants for around 100 members of the judiciary Thursday as part of a probe into the Fetullah Terror Organization, a police source said.

Police teams had arrived at the Istanbul Anadolu Palace of Justice, a large judicial complex which houses several courts and offices of prosecutors, in the morning to nab the suspects. Some judiciary personnel were detained on the spot and sent to the Istanbul Police Department.

Police also searched rooms of suspects, including court clerks and ushers, also examined their computers.

Turkey's government has said the defeated coup, which left over 240 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured, was organized by followers of Fetullah Gulen, who has lived in self-imposed exile in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania since 1999, and his FETO network.

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

Güncelleme Tarihi: 22 Eylül 2016, 11:27