Turkey post coup purge continues with sack of over 10,000 security personnel, academics

Turkish official gazette said on Friday in Ankara that authorities have suspended about 8,000 security personnel and more than 2,000 academics, adding to a purge of people suspected of having links to perpetrators of a failed coup. Since the coup attempt in mid-July, in which rogue soldiers tried to topple President Tayyip Erdogan’s government, Turkey has removed 80,000 people from public duty and arrested many of them, accusing them of sympathising with the plotters. The gazette noted that of the security personnel removed in the latest purge, 323 were members of the gendarmerie and the rest police.