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    Turkish Police Arrest Over 100 Judges, Prosecutors Amid Post-Coup Purge

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    Turkish police arrested 113 judges and prosecutors, including two judges of the Constitutional Court, on suspicion of being involved in the military coup attempt, the Turkish NTV television channel reported Wednesday, citing a judicial source.

    ANKARA (Sputnik) — On July 15, Turkish authorities said that an attempted coup took place in the country. The attempted military coup was suppressed by the following day, with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim stating that all coup supporters were identified and the country was returning to normal life.

    Over 290 people were killed and at least 1,400 injured during the attempted coup, according to the country's Foreign Ministry.

    Thousands of military officers, high-ranking civil servants, judges and teachers suspected of being disloyal to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have been detained or sacked in Turkey after the failed attempt to overthrow him.

    Earlier in the day, the Turkish Defense Ministry announced that an investigation into all military judges and prosecutors had been opened.

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