Turkey dismisses 4,400 public servants in latest post-coup attempt purge

February 8, 2017   |   Category: Prophecy News   |   Tags:

The Turkish government has dismissed more than 4,400 public employees, including hundreds of academics, in a fresh round of purges that have in the past elicited criticism from the country’s western allies.

The dismissals, which spanned the education ministry, gendarmerie, security services, as well as the ministries of the interior, economy and foreign affairs, came just hours after the first phone conversation between the US president, Donald Trump, and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

After years of estrangement under Barack Obama over the White House’s refusal to forcefully remove Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad from power as well as Washington’s support for Kurdish paramilitaries, Ankara is hoping to rebuild its relationship with the US.

 

Read More: Turkey dismisses 4,400 public servants in latest post-coup attempt purge | World news | The Guardian

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