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Erdogan used the failed military coup to give his own coup and to consolidate power.

Fethullah Gulen Denies Hand In Turkey Coup Attempt

Fethullah Gulen Denies Hand In Turkey Coup Attempt

The Turkish government has removed 2,745 judges from duty in the wake of a failed military coup in which over 161 people were killed.

The decision followed an emergency meeting of Turkey’s Judges and Prosecutors High Council which was called to discuss members’ links to US-based cleric Fethullah Gülen, the leader of a reformist Muslim movement.

The meeting saw the dismissal of 2,745 judges along with several members of the council itself, which is Turkey’s highest judiciary board. Read article here