Security official: Turkey removes 8,000 police across country

By REUTERS
July 18, 2016 10:29

 
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ISTANBUL - Turkey removed 8,000 police across the country, including in Istanbul and the capital Ankara due to alleged links with Friday's failed coup attempt, a senior security official told Reuters on Monday.

The moves come days after a failed coup attempt the government blames on a "parallel state" led by self-exiled Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen.

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