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Turkey Recalled About 300 Diplomats After Thwarted Coup

Sputnik News

22:31 21.08.2016

Turkish authorities have recalled around 300 diplomats from abroad diplomatic missions, following the July coup attempt, local media reported Sunday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – On July 15, an attempted coup took place in Turkey and was suppressed the following day. More than 240 people were killed in the incident and an estimated 2,000 were wounded. Ankara said that cleric Fethullah Gulen who, Ankara believes, is seeking to overthrow the current government was allegedly linked to the coup attempt.

According to Anadolu news agency, Ankara started to implement measures aimed at suspension of people, who supported the coup from their offices in the foreign service.

The media outlet added that the diplomats tied with Gulen would be fired, while the rest would be able to return to their duties.

Thousands of military officers, high-ranking civil servants, judges and teachers suspected of being Gulen supporters have been detained or sacked in Turkey after the failed coup attempt.


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