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    Turkish authorities suspend almost 3,000 judges following military coup attempt, local media reported Saturday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Late on Friday, Turkish authorities said that an attempted coup is taking place in the country. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged Turkish citizens to take to streets, stating that the coup attempt was carried out by a small group within the military.

    A total of 2,745 judges and prosecutors from Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) have been suspended, Anadolu news agency reported.

    HSYK is an organization uniting the legal community of Turkey. Its head is Turkish Minister of Justice.

    The coup attempt was reportedly suppressed by early Saturday, with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim stating that all coup supporters were identified and would be apprehended as the country was returning to normal life. Over 180 people were killed and 1,470 were injured during the events, while nearly 3,000 people have already been detained, according to the prime minister.


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