Dismissed and arrested judge İsa Kurucu was sentenced 6 years 9 months in jail by Samsun 2nd Assize Court for being member of armed terrorist organisation on 8 Feb 2018

He joined hearing via video conferencing system (SEGBIS) from prison where he has been kept in since July 2016.

He denied accusation and asked his acquittal.

After convicting, court released him by considering his long detention period. He might be put in prison again if appeal courts uphold the conviction to serve remaining sentence.