Turkish Interior Ministry: 8,777 police, other officials suspended

Turkey's Interior Ministry says 8,777 people have been removed from their posts, including 7,899 members of the police and security forces, the state-run Anadolu news agency reports.

The number excludes members of the military. On Sunday, officials said nearly 3,000 soldiers were also detained.

Included in the fresh numbers from the Interior Ministry are 614 members of the gendarmerie as well as local political leaders, including one provincial governor.

Last update: Mon, 18/07/2016 - 11:16
Author: 

More from World

McLaren: Russia duped international sport, 1,000 athletes involved

Russia has duped international sport "on an unprecedented scale" with more than 1,000 athletes implicated in a...

Indonesia's quake toll revised to 100 as president pledges rebuilding

The death toll from an earthquake that devastated parts of Indonesia's Aceh province has been revised to 100 from...

US reaffirms military and financial commitment to Afghanistan

The United States of America renewed its financial and military commitment to Afghanistan ahead of the changeover to...

Russia: Syrian military only temporarily stopped attacks in Aleppo

Syria's military stopped attacks on rebel-held parts of the city of Aleppo only temporarily on Thursday to allow...

Norwegian Refugee Council employee arrested in South Sudan

The humanitarian organization Norwegian Refugee Council (NRS) said Friday that one of its employees has been...