EU Commissioner Hahn on Turkey coup attempt: “Lists were ready”

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Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy & Enlargement Johannes Hahn gestures during a press conference, 17 May 2016.

2,745 judges, almost 3,000 suspected military plotters, ranging from top commanders to foot soldiers, and prosecutors were sacked and arrested, immediately after the failed Turkey coup attempt


“The lists are available already after the event, this indicates that this was prepared to be used at a certain stage” stressed Johannes Hahn, EU Commissioner in charge of European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, while doorstepping to the EU Council, before the ministers of Foreign Affairs took their breakfast in Justus Lipsius building.

2,745 judges, equal number of prosecutors and 3,000 suspected military plotters, ranging from top commanders to foot soldiers prosecut...


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