The Council of State, Turkey's highest administrative body, has ruled to reinstate 178 judges and prosecutors to their posts who were previously dismissed by government decrees (KHK), accused by being a member of the Gülen network, referred to as the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) by the Turkish government.
The court also ordered the state to pay compensation to judges and prosecutors for their absence of duty, the pro-government daily Sabah reported as a scandal.
After the decision, 122 of the members of the judiciary were reinstated. The Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSK) will decide whether to appeal or not the decision for the 56 members.
More than 100,000 people have been removed from their jobs since the coup attempt on July 15, 2016. The government argues that it is cleansing the state apparatus of followers of the exiled Islamic cleric Fethullah Gülen, which it calls the Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ) and blames for the failed coup.