Turkey expels more than 3,900 from civil service in latest purge

By REUTERS
April 29, 2017 19:59
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ISTANBUL - Turkish authorities have expelled more than 3,900 people from the civil service, military and gendarmerie, the government said in its Official Gazette on Saturday, in what appears to be the latest large-scale purge related to last year's failed coup.

Among those expelled were 1,127 employees of the justice ministry, including prison guards and clerks, 484 academics, and 201 employees from the religious affairs ministry, the government said.

Some 120,000 people have already been suspended from jobs ranging from the civil service to the private sector, and more than 40,000 arrested, following last year's failed coup.


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