Nearly 90 Turkish Foreign Ministry Staff Fired, 332 Suspended in Post-Coup Purge
18:23 23.08.2016(updated 18:37 23.08.2016)
Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs dismissed 89 employees, suspended or recalled 332 from abroad in a large-scale purge following the July 15 failed coup, according to Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced on Tuesday the dismissal of 89 staff members and the suspension of 332 more in a large-scale purge following the July 15 failed coup affecting political, military, academic and other fields.
"After the attempted insurrection, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs dismissed 89 employees, suspended or recalled 332 from abroad. Of those recalled 31 people did not return to Turkey," Cavusoglu said at a press conference in Ankara broadcast by Turkish television.
Earlier in the day, the Turkish Supreme Military Council announced the forced retirement of 586 mid-ranking officers and the reduction of military service to 28 years.
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