Reasoned decision concerning those dismissed from office upon the decision of the General Assembly of the High Council of Judges and Prosecutors dated 31/8/2016 and numbered 2016/428 02.09.2016

In Article 3(1) of the Decree Law no. 667 regarding the Measures Taken under State of Emergency which entered into force upon the publication of the Official Gazette dated 23/7/2016 and numbered 29779; it has been provided that 'those who have been deemed to be members of, affiliated with or connected with the terrorist organizations and the structures, entities or groups which have been determined by the National Security Council to function against the national security of the State or related to  them are deemed unsuitable to remain in the profession and a decision will be taken on their dismissal by the absolute majority of General Assembly of the Constitutional Court for the members of the Constitutional Court; by the First Presidency Board of the Court of Cassation for the members of the Court of Cassation; by the Presidency Board of the Council of State for the head of chamber and members of the Court of Cassation; by the Presidency Board of the Council of State for the head of chamber and members of the Council of State; by the General Assembly of the High Council of Judges and Prosecutors for the judges and prosecutors and by a commission consisting of a head of chamber and a member who will be designated by the vice presidents and president of the Court of Accounts under the chairmanship of the president of the Court of Accounts for the members of profession of the Court of Accounts...'.

In accordance with the assessment within Article 3 of the Decree Law No. 667; beginning with the acceptance of the relevant persons into profession, the information related to their participation in training centers and activities in the Justice Academy of Turkey, in inservice trainings and foreign language trainings, their assignment for foreign duties, their appointment to offices of specially authorized prosecutors or courts or for administrative duties; the benchmarks taken into account within the framework of these assignments and the appointments used as a weapon under the title of judges or another title as well as the title of president, vice president or inspector in the Inspection Board and rapporteur judge, head of department or deputy head of department, director general or deputy director general etc. in the administrative institutions; the information and documents in the personal files, the sharings in their social media accounts, the complaint, reporting, examination and investigation files submitted to the High Council of Judges and Prosecutors regarding the relevant persons and the decisions taken in terms of these files, the researches conducted on the premises, the proceedings and the decisions of the judges and public prosecutors who are designated for the files related to the FETO/PDY terrorist organization within the scope of these files, the recordings found in the encrypted programs used by the members of the organization for communication, the disciplinary penalties and dissenting opinions as regards those who are proven to be the members of the organization in the reports drafted by the anti-terror branches of the Directorate General of Security Affairs, the information on social environment, the information and documents provided by the Office of Public Prosecutor in Ankara, the nature of the investigation launched by the Office of Public Prosecutor in Ankara concerning the relevant persons and the alleged accusation and decisions of custody and detention, the testimonies and interrogation reports of the judges and public prosecutors within the scope of the investigation, the statements of the confessors and other information and documents have been submitted for the examination of the members of the High Council of Judges and Prosecutors. It has been unanimously decided on the dismissal of 543 judges and public prosecutors named in the enclosed list  in accordance with Article 3 of the Decree Law No. 667, upon the Decision dated 31/8/2016 and numbered 2016/428 of the General Assembly of the High Council of Judges and Prosecutors, since they are assessed to have relation and connection with the FETO/PDY organization.

Respectfully announced to the public.

Judiciary of Turkey