23 April, Monday

ECtHR rejects 25,000 applications related to failed coup in Turkey


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The European Court of Human Rights has rejected around 25,000 applications from Turkish nationals related to last year's attempted coup, according to a Turkish judicial official.
The court declined to hear the cases on the grounds that the applicants had failed to exhaust judicial procedures in Turkey, a Justice Ministry official said on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.
Thousands of people have been arrested or dismissed from their jobs over suspected links to the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ).
FETÖ and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gülen orchestrated the defeated coup attempt of July 15, 2016, which left 250 people killed and nearly 2,200 injured.
The group is also accused of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police, and judiciary.

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