TUR­KEY SUS­PENDS OVER 12,000 COPS IN COUP PROBE

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ANKARA: Au­thor­i­ties sus­pended more than 12,000 po­lice of­fi­cers over al­leged links to Mus­lim cleric Fethul­lah Gulen, ac­cused of mas­ter­mind­ing the July failed coup, the po­lice head­quar­ters said yes­ter­day. Of the 12,801 sus­pended from duty, 2,523 were po­lice chiefs. In total, Tur­key has around 270,000 po­lice of­fi­cers. They were sus­pended over sus­pected links to the Gulen move­ment. – AFP

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