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Turkish judicial system flooded with appeal requests after coup crackdown

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Turkish judicial system flooded with appeal requests after coup crackdown
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The Turkish judicial system has been inundated with 70,000 appeal requests by those implicated in the abortive July coup.

It is not clear whether the requests have been presented from people in custody, those detained or individuals suspended from public sector jobs.

Ankara blames the July 15 coup attempt on supporters of Fethullah Gulen, currently in exile in the US.

The Turkish government responded to coup attempt with a huge crackdown to strip Gulen’s influence from state institutions including education, the armed forces and judiciary.

About 32,000 suspects have been remanded in custody to date, according to government figures.