Turkey nixes coup plot courts in judicial fight

Feb 21, 2014, 11:40 AM EST
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to the media following talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the German federal Chancellery on February 4, 2013 in Berlin, Germany.
Adam Berry/Getty Images

The back and forth between Premier Tayyip Erdogan and the Turkish judiciary continued Friday when his own AK Party's lawmakers voted to abolish special 'Sledgehammer' courts that have found hundreds guilty of plotting to bring down the government. 

Background:

Turkey scraps coup plot courts in battle over judiciary [Reuters]