Turkey removes 1,218 gendarmerie from duty: interior ministry official

November 3, 2016 3:26 AM EDT

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ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey suspended 1,218 gendarmerie personnel on Thursday, an official from the interior ministry overseeing the force said, as part of investigations into a failed coup in July.

Turkey has already sacked or suspended more than 110,000 civil servants, judges, prosecutors, soldiers and others over suspected links with the network of Fethullah Gulen, a U.S.-based cleric blamed by Ankara for orchestrating the failed coup.

(Reporting by Gulsen Solaker; Writing by Humeyra Pamuk; Editing by Nick Tattersall)



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