Turkey dismisses over 7,500 policemen

Türkiye Materials 18 July 2016 15:39 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 18

By Orhan Guluzade – Trend:

Turkey dismissed 7,850 policemen in connection with the military coup attempt, the Turkish Hurriyet newspaper reported July 18.

According to the newspaper, a special operation has been underway in Turkey since July 17 evening to reveal the rebels in the law enforcement.

Weapons and badges were taken from the dismissed policemen, the newspaper wrote.
On July 15 evening, Turkish authorities said a military coup attempt took place in the country.

Meanwhile, a group of servicemen announced about transition of power to them.

However, the rebelling servicemen started to surrender July 16 and Turkish authorities said the coup attempt failed.

According to the latest reports, 208 people have been killed as a result of the coup attempt.