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Turkey's foreign ministry has suspended 25 percent of diplomats in post-coup probes - minister
November 16, 2017 / 9:16 AM / 25 days ago

Turkey's foreign ministry has suspended 25 percent of diplomats in post-coup probes - minister

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey’s foreign ministry has suspended a quarter of its diplomats over suspected ties to last year’s failed coup attempt, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu attends a news conference in Ankara, Turkey, October 24, 2017. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Speaking at his ministry’s budget discussions in Ankara, Cavusoglu said the suspensions were based on “serious documents” and added that the rate of those returning to their posts showed the ministry had “not made a mistake”.

Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz and Tuvan Gumrukcu; Editing by David Dolan

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