Another 1,000 purged for 'ties to Gulen' in Turkey

Soldiers and academics fired, 57 workers reintegrated

25 August, 18:35

    (ANSAmed) - ROME, AUGUST 25 - The Turkish government issued two new state of emergency decrees on Friday that saw the firing of 928 civil servants for suspected ties to terrorist organisations, as part of continuing purges due to the failed coup attempt in July 2016.

    The majority of those who lost their jobs in this latest round of purges worked at the country's interior ministry and related offices (212 people total) and the armed forces (205), but there were also 120 academics on the list.

    Friday's decrees also provided for the closure of six associations as well as the reintegration of 57 workers who had been previously suspended under similar accusations.

    Since the failed coup attempt last year, more than 50,000 people have been arrested in Turkey and about 120,000 fired or suspended.(ANSAmed).

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