ankara - The Turkish authorities have deployed more than 4000 judges and prosecutors since the failed coup last year. They are suspected of being involved in the coup attempt, said Minister Bekir Bozdag of Justice Friday.
Bozdag said during a speech in Ankara that fans of Islamic spiritual Fethullah Gülen were removed from the judiciary. The Turkish rulers hold Gülen's movement responsible for the coup attempt. The spiritual living in the United States has denied all involvement.
The Turkish authorities carried out a major purge after the coup attempt. More than one hundred thousand people have been suspended or fired. These include police officers, civil servants and business people.