Erdogan Government Arrests 30 More Lawyers, Bringing Total to 400 Since Attempted Coup in 2016

On Sunday Turkish citizens went to the polls and voted on a referendum on a constitution that gave President Recep Tayyip Erdogan new, virtually unchecked powers.

As of January the Erdogan government has arrested 370 lawyers and jailed 967 others since last July 2016.

Erdogan lackeys reportedly invaded a court and arrested dozens of lawyers this week.
(This video has not been verified.)

The Erdogan government arrested thirty more lawyers this month bringing the total to 400.
Turkey Purge reported:

An İstanbul court has ruled for the arrest of thirty lawyers as part of an investigation into the Gülen movement, state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Wednesday.

With the ruling, total number of imprisoned lawyers across Turkey reached to 400.

Last week, the İstanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office issued detention warrants for 84 lawyers over their alleged use of a smart phone application known as ByLock, which is considered by Turkish authorities to be the top communication tool among followers of the Gülen movement.

The movement is accused by the government of masterminding a failed coup attempt on July 15, 2016. Gülenists deny any involvement.

Thirty-eight of the lawyers were detained, of whom 30 were arrested on Wednesday, while eight of them were released on judicial probation.

You’re going to love the new Islamist Turkey.

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