An 12,000 po­lice of­fi­cers

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since 1999, strongly de­nies Ankara’s ac­cu­sa­tions.

Tens of thou­sands of peo­ple in the ju­di­ciary, civil ser­vice, mil­i­tary and ed­u­ca­tion sec­tor have been sus­pended while 32,000 sus­pects have been placed un­der ar­rest on charges of links to the move­ment.

The gov­ern­ment’s crack­down has alarmed Tur­key’s West­ern al­lies who have warned Ankara that it must act within the rule of law.

Tur­key on Oc­to­ber 3 ex­tended the state of emer­gency in­tro­duced af­ter the failed putsch for an­other 90 days start­ing on Oc­to­ber 19.

Mr Er­do­gan pre­vi­ously sug­gested that it might be nec­es­sary for the state of emer­gency to be kept for at least 12 months. –

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Re­cep Tayyip Er­do­gan wants to keep the emer­gency in place.

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