Turkey seeks arrests of judicial, prison staff in coup probe

1 October, 2016 12:00 AM printer

ISTANBUL:  Turkish authorities on Friday issued dozens of arrest warrants for staff in the judicial and prison systems, the latest swoop against suspects said to be linked to the alleged mastermind of the July 15 coup, reports AFP.
Istanbul prosecutors have sent out warrants for 87 people working in Istanbul courts and 75 wardens and other staff working in prisons, the state-run Anadolu news agency said.
There have been regular raids against staff suspected of links to the failed coup in courts but this is believed to be the first time that the prison system has been targeted.