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    Policemen stand on a military vehicle after troops involved in the coup surrendered on the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey July 16, 2016.

    Some 60,000 People Suspended From Office in Turkey After Coup Attempt

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    Some 60,000 people were suspended from office and some 3,500 more dismissed in Turkey after the attempted coup, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On July 15, an attempt to overthrow the government took place in Turkey, it was suppressed the following day. Over 240 people were killed and more than 2,000 injured during the failed coup excluding the victims among the plotters, according to the country's authorities.

    "As investigating the attempted coup, 58,611 people were suspended from office and 3,499 more were dismissed," Yildirim said, as quoted by CNN Turk.

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