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European court rules against Turkey in mass legal action — Analysis

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that the Turkish government violated the rights of 427 judges who were detained following the country’s failed 2016 coup attempt, accusing officials of unlawfully holding them.

The European Court ruled Tuesday that the 427 Turkish citizens were guilty. “were placed in pre-trial detention without relevant and sufficient reasons,”They were deemed to have been under arrest for a prolonged period of time. “excessive.”




Concerns about how their cases were dealt with by officials, the ECHR addressed them “did not comply with certain procedural safeguards”And provided “no effective domestic remedies”For any “alleged breaches of their rights.”

The ECHR stated that the Turkish government’s actions violated Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which guarantees the right to liberty and security for all citizens. As recompense for the harm caused, the European court said Turkey should pay each of the 427 nationals €5,000 ($5,630) in damages and costs. 

It comes after Turkey had detained many people over connections to FethullahGulen. Turkey claims that he was behind the failed coup. These suspects are senior operatives in what is called the Fethullah Terrorist Organization by the government. 

Ankara fired approximately 150,000 people from the civil service and military in the aftermath of the failed coup attempt.

Turkey has previously stood by its suppression of judges and prosecutors. Since the failed coup, thousands of people were removed from their positions due to their links with Gulen. The time was stated by President Recep Tayyip Turkey that these removals were necessary to purge the country. “virus” of the cleric’s influence.

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