287 lawyers arrested, 708 lawyers wanted as part of post-coup purge in Turkey

At least 287 lawyers are currently under arrest while detention warrants have been issued for 708 attorneys since a failed coup attempt on July 15.

According to data provided by @Av_EvrenSEL, which is a Twitter account tracking detained and arrested lawyers, Turkish government has arrested 287 lawyers since July 15.

Turkey survived a military coup attempt on July 15 that killed over 240 people and wounded more than a thousand others. Immediately after the putsch, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government along with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pinned the blame on the Hizmet Movement, which is inspired by US-based Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen. The movement has categorically denied the accusations.

More than 123,000 have lost their jobs, nearly 88,000 detained and some 43,000 arrested since the coup attempt.

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