Turkey removes 8,000 police across country -security official

by Reuters
Monday, 18 July 2016 07:27 GMT

ISTANBUL, July 18 (Reuters) - Turkey removed 8,000 police across the country, including in Istanbul and the capital Ankara due to alleged links with Friday's failed coup attempt, a senior security official told Reuters on Monday.

The moves come days after a failed coup attempt the government blames on a "parallel state" led by self-exiled Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen. (Reporting by Orhan Coskun and Ece Toksabay, writing by Dasha Afanasieva)

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