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September 2, 2016 10:50 am

Turkey Says Over 40,000 Civil Servants Fired After Failed Coup

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The flag of Turkey.  Photo: Wikipedia.

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The Turkish government’s Official Gazette has announced that nearly 43,000 people have been expelled from their jobs in public institutions for alleged ties to terror organizations endangering national security.

Lists of names and positions published Thursday show the widescale purge Turkey has undertaken since the failed coup of July 15. The government blames the US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen for the plot that killed at least 270 people, and labels the network a terror organization.

Read full story at the Associated Press.

 

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