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More than 15,000 dismissals in Turkey's post-coup purge

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By Catherine Hardy  with Reuters
More than 15,000 dismissals in Turkey's post-coup purge

<p><br /> <br /> </p> <p>15,000 more civil servants, military officials, police and others have been dismissed in Turkey.</p> <p>A number of public institutions and media outlets have also been shut down over alleged links to a failed coup in July, according to an official decree.</p> <br /> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"align="center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Nearly 10,000 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/dismissed?src=hash">#dismissed</a> from <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Turkish?src=hash">#Turkish</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/security?src=hash">#security</a><a href="https://t.co/zuMJyw2gKO">https://t.co/zuMJyw2gKO</a> <a href="https://t.co/KQaKDy5Ytr">pic.twitter.com/KQaKDy5Ytr</a></p>— Yeni Şafak English (@yenisafakEN) <a href="https://twitter.com/yenisafakEN/status/800944326083649536">November 22, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <br /> <br /> <h3><strong>Dismissed in Tuesday’s crackdown:</strong></h3> <br /> <br /> <ul> <li>1,988 armed forces personnel</li> <li>7,586 police force personnel</li> <li>403 from the gendarmerie</li> <li>More than 5,000 from public institutions</li> </ul> <br /> <br /> <p>The total number dismissed since July’s attempted coup is more than 110,000.</p> <br /> <br /> <h3><strong>Closures</strong></h3> <br /> <br /> <p>The decree also announced the closing of more than 550 institutions, 18 charities and nine media outlets.<br />   <br /> <br /> </p>