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Almost 8,000 police officers dismissed after Turkey's coup attempt — media

July 18, 2016, 11:56 UTC+3 ANKARA

A newspaper says among dismissed policemen there are several high-ranking officers

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ANKARA, July 18. /TASS/. At least 7,850 police officers in Turkey were removed from their posts after a foiled coup attempt, the Hurriyet newspaper reported on Monday.

According to the newspaper, among dismissed policemen are also several high-ranking officers.

A group of insurgents attempted a coup in Turkey overnight to Saturday. Bombs were dropped on the parliament building and the presidential palace in Ankara. The country’s leadership later said that the coup was quashed. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that the situation is under the control of the official government.

According to latest reports, 290 people died and 1,440 more were injured, not including participants in the coup attempt. Over 6,000 people were arrested after a failed coup attempt.

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