Political Risk

Turkey fires thousands more in latest post-coup purge of police

“Turkish state media said late Thursday that a total of 7,669 police were removed along with 323 personnel in the gendarmerie, which looks after domestic security. Separately, the defense ministry said another 820 military personnel – not including generals or admirals – were dismissed, with 648 of those under arrest. Also on Thursday, 543 prosecutors and judges were suspended, along with nearly 520 people removed from the religious affairs directorate.”

Source: Turkey fires thousands more in latest post-coup purge of police | News | DW.COM | 02.09.2016

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