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Turkey: more than 2,000 police officers and hundreds of army men dismissed on Wednesday
10:40, 17 August 2016
Turkey: more than 2,000 police officers and hundreds of army men dismissed on Wednesday

196 people from civil service, 112 from Turkish military and 24 Coast Guard Command, 2360 police officers

10:40, 17 August 2016

aa.com.tr

Turkey issued two decrees dismissing more than 2,000 police officers and hundreds of members of the military and the BTK communication technology authority. The decrees are issued under emergency rule on Wednesday over last month's attempted military coup.

Related: Turkey Coup Attempt: Gulen faces two life sentences and nearly 2000 years in prison

Besides, Turkey has dismissed thousands more at government-run institutions nationwide, according to Anadolu Agency.  

Among those axed are 196 people from civil service, 112 from Turkish military and 24 Coast Guard Command, 2360 police officers.

Related: Turkey Coup Attempt: Gulen faces two life sentences and nearly 2000 years in prison

The decrees, published in the country's Official Gazette, also included a decision to close the TIB telecoms authority and another decision under which the president will appoint the head of the armed forces.

Following the defeated coup, around 26,000 people were been arrested across Turkey within last month. Senior business figures as well as military, police, judges, prosecutors and teachers were among those held.

Related: Anadolu: US' Biden to visit Turkey later this month

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