Turkey detains more people after the failed coup

(VOVworld) – More than 40,000 people have been detained in Turkey in investigations related to last month's failed coup and around half of those have been formally arrested.
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Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim addresses members of parliament from his ruling AK Party (AKP) during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara, Turkey, August 2, 2016. (photo: Hakan Goktepe/Prime Minister's Press Office/Handout via REUTERS)
In a speech broadcast live on television on Wednesday, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that 79,900 people had been removed from public duty in post coup purges of the military, police, civil service and judiciary.He also said 4,260 companies and institutions with links to the US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen have been shut.
The Turkish Journalists’ Association said police have detained 24 employees of the daily Ozgur Gudem, a pro-Kurdish newspaper, after a court ordered its closure for allegedly engaging in terrorist propaganda.

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