Turkey dismisses almost 9,000 officials, detains 103 generals after failed coup

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Turkey has dismissed almost 9,000 officials after a failed coup targeting the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the state-run Anadolu news agency said citing the interior ministry. A total of 8,777 public personnel including one provincial governor and 29 governors of towns have been dismissed, the ministry said.
Earlier, it was reported that Turkey has detained a total of 103 generals and admirals in the wake of the failed coup.
The top military figures were detained in sweeps across the country after Friday’s attempted putsch, the Anadolu state news agency said, in what appears to be a major purge of the armed forces.
They are now being taken to courts to decide on remanding them in custody.
Ten generals have already been remanded in custody ahead of trial, the Dogan news agency said.
Those detained are accused of seeking to violate the Turkish constitution and attempting to overthrow the authorities by force.
They are also accused of belonging to what the authorities call the Fethullahci Terror Organisation (FETO) led by Fethullah Gulen, the exiled US-based preacher who Erdogan blames for the coup.
Gulen’s supporters say their group, which they call Hizmet (Service), is entirely peaceful.

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