Turkey fires 2,700 more officers over failed coup

Source: Xinhua| 2017-12-24 16:23:11|Editor: Shi Yinglun
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ISTANBUL, Dec. 24 (Xinhua) -- Turkey has dismissed some 2,700 more officers from their posts over a failed coup last year under two new statutory decrees published on Sunday in the Official Gazette.

According to the decrees, the dismissed officers had links to or were members of terror groups or other organizations that act against national security.

Among the dismissed are more than 630 soldiers from the Turkish Armed Forces and officers from the gendarmerie forces, the national police and the coast guard command.

Meanwhile, 115 people who were previously fired are reinstated under the new decrees.

The investigation and crackdown have been continuing since a coup bid by some in the military jolted Turkey in July last year, killing 250 people.

More than 150,000 people have been dismissed or suspended from their posts while over 55,000 others have been arrested ever since over their suspected links to the movement led by the U.S-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is accused by Ankara of masterminding the failed coup.