14 top military judges have their authorities revoked

The military jurists had all been detained in the wake of last week's deadly attempted coup

14 top military judges have their authorities revoked


The authorities of 14 top military judges detained in the wake of last Friday’s failed coup were revoked Thursday by Turkey’s top military disciplinary body.

The High Disciplinary Committee revoked the authorities of seven members of Turkey’s High Military Administrative Court – including two colonels – who were detained after the attempted coup.

Separately, the committee also decided to revoke the authorities of seven Military Supreme Court judge colonels who were detained.

Following the coup, Turkey's Defense Ministry had launched an investigation into all military judges.

Turkey's government has said the attempted coup was organized by followers of U.S.-based cleric Fetullah Gulen, who is accused of a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through infiltrating Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police, and judiciary, forming a “parallel state.”

At least 246 people, including members of the security forces and civilians, were martyred during the failed putsch, and over 1,530 others were wounded as they protested it.

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