Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Turkey Continues To Purge Officials And Government Employees After Friday`s Coup

BBC: Turkey coup attempt: Crackdown toll passes 50,000

More than 50,000 people have been rounded up, sacked or suspended from their jobs by Turkey's government in the wake of last week's failed coup.

The purge of those deemed disloyal to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan widened on Tuesday to include teachers, university deans and the media.

The government says they are allied to US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who denies claims he directed the uprising.

PM Binali Yildirim said the preacher led a "terrorist organisation".

"We will dig them up by their roots," he told parliament.

Turkey is pressing the US to extradite Mr Gulen and the issue was raised during a phone call between US President Barack Obama and President Erdogan on Tuesday, the White House said.

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Turkey Continues To Purge Officials And Government Employees

Fallout after coup continues as Turkey fires more than 70,000 public servants -- AP
Turkey post-coup crackdown nets 50,000 people -- CNN
Turkey Widens Crackdown After Botched Coup -- AP
Turkey's Post-Coup-Attempt Purge Widens As Arrests And Firings Grow -- NPR
Turkey coup attempt: Charges laid against 99 generals and admirals -- BBC
Turkish authorities charges 99 generals in relation to coup: officials -- Reuters
Media: Ninety-nine generals arrested in Turkey on suspicion of involvement in coup attempt -- TASS
Turkey's coup plotters 'sold each other out' -- DW
Will massive government purge send Turkey to grinding halt? -- FOX News

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