Binali Yidirim

Turkey suspends thousands of teachers in Kurdish south east

Thousands of teachers in Turkey's south east are to be suspended over suspected support of the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim announced on Thursday, according to state news agency Anadolu.

Turkish prime minister: 81,000 civil servants suspended since coup

Turkey has suspended or fired 81,494 state employees, including more than 3,000 soldiers, since the failed coup attempt last month, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said, according to broadcaster CNN Turk.