2016 Turkey coup attempt


12,800 police officers suspended In Turkey; more than 81,000 dismissed from various Turkish institutions

PUBLISHED Tue, October 04, 2016 - 11:54am EDT

According to news agency Anadolu, more than 12,000 police officers have been suspended for alleged links to Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen in Turkey. The suspensions come nearly three months after a coup attempt in the country. The number of officers suspended amounts to about 18 percent of the police force. Turkey is purging any institutions with ties to Gulen. The city of Ankara blames the reclusive cleric of masterminding the failed coup. More than 81,000 people were dismissed from various Turkish institutions in the immediate aftermath. The July 15th uprising, left 270 people dead and forced the country to declare a state of emergency.

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 1 yr   WATCH LIVE: Turkish President Erodgan gives interview to Al Jazeera

              UPDATE: This live event has ended.

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 1 yr   WATCH LIVE: Sky News coverage of Turkey coup attempt

              Sky News is providing live coverage of the attempted military coup in Turkey.

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 1 yr   Istanbul’s governor says leading coup figure detained, more updates

              Istanbul's governor says leading coup figure, a brigadier general, has been detained but some clashes continue, according to the Daily Sabah. General Umit Dundar has been appointed acting Chief of the General Staff as General Akar's status remains unclear after hostage-taking. Meanwhile, photojournalist Mustafa Cambaz was shot and killed during overnight coup protests, Turkish officials tell Daily Sabah. Turkish forces have shot down a military helicopter used by rogue soldiers to attack TURKSAT satellite agency, according to AA, a state-run news agency . Fighter jets bombed two tanks with rogue soldiers outside presidential palace in Ankara, Daily Sabah reports. 336 people have been arrested, so far, in connection with an overnight coup attempt, justice minister says.

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 1 yr   Dramatic video inside CNN Turk as police attempt to arrest coup soldiers

              Tense moments inside the CNN Turk studios in Istanbul as rogue soldiers, which made their way into the building and forced journalists off the air, are arrested. CNN Turk is now back on the air. Read More

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 1 yr   At least 42 dead in Ankara during coup attempt - prosecutor

              At least 42 people were killed in the Turkish capital during the overnight military coup attempt, according to a local prosecutor. The death toll includes 17 police who were killed in an attack by rogue soldiers on the training center of special police forces in Ankara. The death toll is expected to rise further. In addition to deaths, one hospital in Ankara reported having received more than 150 injured.

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