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Turkey says Suspends 12,801 Police Over Alleged Links with Cleric Gulen

By Tuvan Gumrukcu and Humeyra Pamuk ANKARA/ISTANBUL, Oct 4 – Hours after announcing a three-month extension of a state of emergency, Turkey suspended 12,801 police officers on Tuesday, saying they had suspected links to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Ankara blames for orchestrating July’s failed coup. In a statement, Turkey’s national police headquarters said 2,523

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