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Dozens of Ministry Staff Detained in Post-coup Investigation in Turkey

  • As per reports, dozens of energy and education ministry staff were detained in an investigation on Tuesday in Turkey. The investigation targets the network of a U.S.-based cleric who was accused of orchestrating attempted coup last July, by Ankara.

    Around 50,000 people, targeted as supporters of cleric Fethullah Gulen, were formally arrested in court cases.

    This came after a court jailed online editor of opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet on Monday on a charge of spreading terrorist propaganda.