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Turkey launches post-coup crackdown

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 01:03

After a meeting with his National Security Council, Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan is set to announce emergency measures to try to shore up stability and prevent damage to the economy. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan says there's a virus infecting all state institutions, and that he plans to clean it up. A purge of those institutions is already underway. And after last week's coup attempt, he's called an emergency meeting with his National Security Council aimed at restoring stability. Around 50,000 soldiers, police, judges, civil servants and teachers have been suspended or detained since the military coup attempt, Friday night.... when soldiers commandeering fighter jets, military helicopters and tanks tried to overthrow the government. More than 230 people were killed. Erdogan is blaming the network of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen for the attempted coup. Turkey wants him extradited to face trial...joining the hundreds of other suspects now being prosecuted for their alleged involvement in the plot.

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Turkey launches post-coup crackdown

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 01:03