Judge Gülsüm COŞAR was dismissed by the HSYK (Supreme Council of Judges and Prosecutors) on 31.8.2016 based on the provisions of the state of emergency decree-laws. Judge Gülsüm COŞAR’s husband, who was a prosecutor, was also arrested after his dismissal on the same date. He was sentenced to 9 years and 2 months in prison based on political and subsequently established criteria and is still in prison.

Judge Gülsüm COŞAR was sentenced to 7 years and 6 months in prison for similar reasons. Judge Gülsüm COŞAR had to flee abroad, taking her 5-year-old son with, after her arrest came to the fore. She died of heart-related causes in Germany at the age of 31. She left behind a 5-year-old son and a husband, purge-victim prosecutor, in prison.