Turkey: more than 7,000 policemen, soldiers, and members of sacked ministries, according to media reports
Turkish soldiers in front of the Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Mausoleum, 10 November 2015 in Ankara
More than 7,000 police officers, soldiers and members of ministries have been sacked in Turkey, according to a new decree issued Friday under the state of emergency imposed after the failed coup last July, Turkish media reported.
In total, 7,348 people, including 2,303 policemen, were sacked in this new purge, says Hurriyet newspaper. This decree comes on the eve of the commemoration of the first anniversary of the coup attempt on 15 July 2016.