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Report: Turkey dismisses 7,000 police, soldiers and ministry officials

Posted: 14 July, 2017 at 10:06 pm
Tags:Turkey
Report: Turkey dismisses 7,000 police, soldiers and ministry officials
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According to a report by state media, Turkey has dismisses more than 7,000 police, soldiers and ministry officials under a new decree published on Friday under a state of emergency imposed.

The Anadolu news agency also reports that a total of 7,563 people -- including police -- have been dismissed in the latest purge.

The Anadolu report also states that Turkish authorities also stripped 342 retired army personnel of their rank.

Earlier, Hurriyet daily reported that 7,348 people including 2,303 police -- were dismissed in total.

The new decree came a day before Turkey marks the first anniversary of a military-led bid to seize power from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

US- based Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen, was blaimed by Turkey and he denies the accusations, and vowed to root out his "virus" from state institutions.

It is also gathered that since then some 50,000 people have been arrested and over 100,000 lost their jobs or suspended.

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