Turkey sacks 109 military judges, coast guard seeks new recruits



The Turkish Armed Forces sacked 109 military judges on Thursday, the defence ministry said, further extending a crackdown which has targeted tens of thousands of state employees as part of an investigation into an attempted coup in July.
Ankara says a stream of suspensions, dismissals and arrests since then are aimed at rooting out supporters of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who Ankara says masterminded the putsch.
Gulen denies accusations he was behind the coup, during which more than 240 people, including civilians, were killed as rogue soldiers used jets, helicopters and tanks to... read more

 
13 October 2016 in World News, Views: 33
Source: Reuters
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