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Turkey Continues Post-Coup Attempt Fallout with Purge of 12,000 Police

More than 12,000 Turkish policemen were suspended Tuesday for alleged ties to U.S. based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, the accused leader of July’s failed coup attempt. More than 2,500 police chiefs were among the 12,801 police suspended in connection with the failed coup attempt, Turkish authorities said in a statement. The suspensions come just a day after Turkey’s government announced it would extend a state of emergency for another three months. The state of emergency was enacted...

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