Turkey police raided scientists in latest post-coup purge
17:04, 3 August 2016

Turkey police raided scientists in latest post-coup purge

Turkey continues investigation into followers of US-based businessman accused of masterminding last month's coup.

17:04, 3 August 2016

Middle East Eye

Turkish police have raided the country's scientific council TUBITAK (Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey and arrested "many" people, without reporting the exact number of detainees, according to reports, as authorities continue a wide-ranging post-coup crackdown, according to Middle East Eye.

The Wednesday arrests are part of the investigation into followers of the US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is suspected by the government of masterminding last month's coup attempt.

See also: Turkey again urges US to extradite Gulen

More than 60,000 people in the military, judiciary, civil service and education have been detained, suspended or placed under investigation since the July 15 coup attempt. More than 230 people died and thousands were wounded in the failed attempt to depose the government.

See also: More captured in Turkey for coup attempt

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