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Turkish Premier Yıldırım says they fight against FETO for justice

Turkish PM Binali Yıldırım laid emphasis on the struggle against FETO linked putschists in his Wednesday speech, and saying that: "The fight against FETO is Turkey's fight for independence, its future as well as the judicial system's struggle for trust in justice."

Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said Wednesday that Turkey's fight against the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind the defeated coup attempt, is crucial for the revival of trust in its judiciary.

Speaking at the Justice Council at the Beştepe Culture and Congress Center in Ankara, Turkish PM said: "The fight against FETO is Turkey's fight for independence, its future as well as the judicial system's struggle for trust in justice."

FETO and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup attempt on July 15, 2016, which left 250 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured.

Ankara accuses FETO of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police, and judiciary.

Yıldırım said some circles, without elaborating, have damaged the judicial system by trying to use it as a tool to farther its interests, rather than secure justice.

He added that the ongoing trials against FETO suspects would conclude till the end of this year.

He said that number of appeal courts of forensic division of judiciary, currently operating in 9 centers, will be increased to 15.

"We will soon bring a new reform package to the Supreme Assembly that includes a series of reforms to increase confidence in the judiciary and accelerate judicial proceedings," he added.

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