5/5/2017 Dismissals/Arrests of Judges and Upcoming Dismissals

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First: please find the name lists of 107 dismissed judges on 5/5/2017:



Second: “Speaking to the media, Deputy Chair Mehmet Yilmaz, said when new names will emerge after confessions from suspects, the judicial board will evaluate them; however, work on the existing list has come to an end.

“We are not working on any other list,” he added.


Third: “… the proposed constitution will give (gave) Mr. Erdogan total control over the judiciary. In fact, the new constitution would allow the president to appoint four members to the Supreme Council of Judges and Prosecutors, Turkey’s highest legal body responsible for oversight of a judicial system. That’s actually the same number the president appoints now. Although the number of members of the council has been reduced…”


Fourth: “According to the regulation made in the Article 159 of the constitution, the members of the Council of Judges and Prosecutors shall be elected within thirty (30) days at the latest and shall take office on the work day following forty (40) days after the entry into force of this Act.”



-Since July 15, 2016, a total of 4,238 judges and prosecutors have been dismissed.

-Some of the dismissed/detained judges amongst 107 are the ones who gave decisions to arrest other judges after the coup attempt and now their turn to be arrested.

-Current High Council’s members will be replaced by the new ones soon. Therefore, Deputy Chair Mehmet Yilmaz’s statement is not binding.

-New High Council members may start to work on other lists as well and it seems so.

-Simply, that is a never ending process.

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