Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to the media before heading for Sudan, in Ankara, Turkey, Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017. (Yasin Bulbul/Pool Photo via AP)
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Turkey Sunday ordered the dismissal of over 2,700 people working in public institutions over alleged links to "terror" in the latest round of purges since last year's failed coup.After the July 15, 2016 coup bid, the government introduced a state of emergency, which has since been renewed five times, the latest in October.More than 140,000 people including judges, teachers and academics have been sacked or suspended since July 2016, while over 55,000 people have been arrested over suspected links to Gulen and the coup attempt.
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