Turkey purges more workers ahead of Erdogan swearing-in

Turkey sacked another 18,000 state workers, including soldiers, police and academics. Likewise, Ankara shut down a TV channel and three newspapers as part of the latest post-2016 coup attempt purge, the BBC reports. The latest move comes ahead of Erdogan being sworn in as executive president on Monday. Since the coup attempt, Turkey has remained in a state of emergency and the Turkish government has fired more than 125,000 people.

 

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