New purge in Turkey sees hundreds of officials sacked in ongoing coup fallout

New purge in Turkey sees hundreds of officials sacked in ongoing coup fallout

The military coup of 2016 has seen thousands arrested or sacked

Friday, August 25, 2017

Hundreds of officials have been sacked in the ongoing fallout from the 2016 coup in Turkey. 

More than 900 individuals have lost their jobs, according to a decree published in the country's Official Gazette. 

The areas in which the people have lost their jobs in the military, various academics, and employees in the Ministries of the Interior, Justice, and Foreign Affairs.

More than 50,000 people have been arrested and more than 140,000 have been suspended since 2016. 

Various media outlets have been closed, and a number of journalists have been dismissed in the wake of the coup, which has been blamed on cleric Fethullah Gulen, who denies any involvement.

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