Turkey dismisses thousands more police, ministry staff, academics

Reuters News
Posted: Jul 14, 2017 2:00 PM

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey dismissed several thousand police, ministry staff and academics in a decree one day before the anniversary of last year's attempted coup, extending a purge of state officials, a decree published on Friday showed.

Turkey has sacked or suspended more than 150,000 officials since the coup attempt, and arrested some 50,000 people from the military, police and other sectors.

(Writing by Ece Toksabay; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)