An 12,000 police officers
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. –
Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants to keep the emergency in place.