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    Turkish Authorities Revoke 11,000 Passports in Wake of Failed Coup

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    Turkish authorities revoked passports of 10, 856 citizens suspected in the links with the failed military coup, according to Turkish Interior Minister Efkan Ala.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Turkish Interior Minister Efkan Ala said Friday that the authorities had canceled almost 11,000 passports of Turkish citizens suspected of their role in the failed military coup.

    "At this point, we have revoked passports of 10, 856 people," Ala said in an interview with Turkey's NTV television.

    A passport is a major ID document serving Turkish citizens both domestically and during travel abroad.

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