Turkey orders arrests of 200 troops over coup | The Daily Star
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Turkey orders arrests of 200 troops over coup

Turkish police began nationwide raids yesterday aimed at detaining over 200 military personnel suspected of ties to the group blamed for a 2016 coup attempt, officials and state media reported, in an ongoing crackdown that has seen thousands jailed. Critics say the government is using the purge to crackdown on dissent but Turkish officials stress the raids are necessary to eradicate bad influences in state bodies.

 

 

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