Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 31
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
As many as 110,778 people were dismissed from Turkey’s state agencies as part of the fight against the Gulen movement, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said, the Turkish media reported Jan. 31.
He said that 3,604 of these people were reinstated at their former place of work after their non-participation in the Gulen movement was established.
Bozdag noted that the fight against the Gulen movement will continue.
On July 15 evening, 2016, 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.
The death toll as a result of the military coup attempt stood at over 250 people, and more than 2,000 people were wounded.
The Turkish authorities accuse the leader of the “Hizmet” movement, Fethullah Gulen, who resides in the US, of involvement in an attempted military coup and demand the US to extradite him.
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