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Turkey arrests 16,000 people following failed coup

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By Euronews
Turkey arrests 16,000 people following failed coup

<p>Turkey’s Justice Minister has said 16,000 people have been detained following last month’s failed coup attempt. </p> <p>Bekir Bozdag also said another 6,000 people were still being processed. </p> <p>The crackdown has seen tens of thousands of public sector workers removed or suspended from office. </p> <p>In an interview with Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency on Tuesday the Justice Minister Bozdag also warned Washington it would be effectively sacrificing its relations with Turkey if it refused to extradite US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen. </p> <p>Ankara has accused Gulen and his followers of being behind the botched uprising.</p>