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

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

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15,000 more civil servants, military officials, police and others have been dismissed in Turkey.

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.

Nearly 10,000 #dismissed from #Turkish#securityhttps://t.co/zuMJyw2gKOpic.twitter.com/KQaKDy5Ytr

— Yeni Şafak English (@yenisafakEN) November 22, 2016

Dismissed in Tuesday’s crackdown:

  • 1,988 armed forces personnel
  • 7,586 police force personnel
  • 403 from the gendarmerie
  • More than 5,000 from public institutions

The total number dismissed since July’s attempted coup is more than 110,000.

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The decree also announced the closing of more than 550 institutions, 18 charities and nine media outlets.

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