According the Turkish state-run Anadolu news agency, authorities have rounded up more than 100 judges and military officers for their alleged ties to the failed military coup.
Over 52 military officers have been arrested, and the government seeks to detain 53 judges, the Anadolu news agency reported.
The reports come after an “intensive crackdown” against the judiciary and the military in the wake of an attempted coup on Friday night against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that failed. According to the reports, about 3,000 soldiers, including officers, are already in detention. Scores of judges and prosecutors have also been dismissed.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that 2,839 officers, including 29 colonels and over 40 generals, have been arrested after the attempted coup that killed over 260 people and injured 1,500 others.
The crackdown followes Recep Tayyip Erdogan's speech in when he said government forces have quelled a coup attempt and that the orchestrators will "pay a heavy price for their treason to Turkey.”