Mass Arrest Of Turkish Judges Concerns American Jurists07:05
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, center, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, right, and opposition Nationalist Movement Party leader Devlet Bahceli speak before Erdogan addresses a gathering of judges and lawyers at his palace in Ankara, Turkey on Sept. 1. (Yasin Bulbul, Presidential Press Service, Pool via AP)
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, center, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, right, and opposition Nationalist Movement Party leader Devlet Bahceli speak before Erdogan addresses a gathering of judges and lawyers at his palace in Ankara, Turkey on Sept. 1. (Yasin Bulbul, Presidential Press Service, Pool via AP)
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This summer, after the failed military coup in Turkey, more than 2,700 judges and prosecutors were dismissed and arrested, allegedly for supporting Fethullah Gulen, the exiled cleric accused of orchestrating the coup.

Some of those arrested had received training from a group of American judges who have been involved in promoting the rule of law overseas.

David Boeri of Here & Now contributor WBUR reports that many of those U.S. judges are now worried about the fate of the Turkish colleagues they helped train.

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David Boeri, senior reporter for WBUR. He tweets @davidboeri.

This segment aired on October 11, 2016.

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