ANKARA, Turkey (A.W.)- On April 26, Turkish police announced they had recently arrested more than a 1,000 people accused of ties to the US -based cleric Fethullah Gulen blamed for last year's failed coup.
Following the failed coup, the Turkish government detained or dismissed more than 100,000 officials, judges, prosecutors, teachers, military and police officers for having links with Hizmet movement or for simply sympathizing with the ideas of Gulen, who until 2013 was a close ally of the current Islamist government.
Detention orders had been issued for 1,000 people, of which 803 had been detained, the sources said, in operations carried out across all 81 of Turkey's provinces.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.
Turkish authorities blame US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen for masterminding the July 2016 failed military coup that aimed to oust Erdogan from power but he denies the charges.
The government says a movement loyal to US-based Fethullah Gulen organised the plot to bring down President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a year ago.
The arrests, announced by Turkey's interior ministry, come as Turkey is facing intense global scrutiny for its policies after the public narrowly approved sweeping new powers for Erdogan in a referendum held April 16.
They said the crackdown targeted the network's structure in the police force.
Turkey's massive crackdown has soured ties with several European nations and the German government on Wednesday criticized the detention of more than 1,000 people.
Analysts have said Erdogan, after his poll win, can choose between new confrontation or reconciliation with the West but in recent days tensions have risen further.
Turkish-Iraqi border and is known as Zab in Iraq.
The Council of Europe's parliamentary assembly angered Turkey on Tuesday by placing the country under review and calling for urgent measures to restore freedom of expression and the press.
The statewide unemployment rate for OH was 5.3 percent, meaning all area counties were below the statewide average in March. The unemployment rate declined in 85 of Ohio's 88 counties and increased in the remaining three.
The as-yet-untitled Jurassic World sequel - the fifth instalment in the franchise - is due to be released in June 2018. Goldblum will be joining Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard in the now filming yet-to-be-officially-titled sequel.
It's all been one-goal games so we know they're not going to give up and we're not going to give up either. Drew Stafford and Patrice Bergeron tallied for the Bruins , with Brad Marchand assisting on both goals.
The Clippers led by seven with seven minutes to go as Chris Paul took control. (Johnson) made tough shots on our best defender. Joe Ingles came up big for the Utah Jazz as they defeated the LA Clippers 105-98 and levelled the series at two games apiece.
Mbete insisted earlier on Wednesday that the rules of the National Assembly did not give her the authority to withdraw the motion. The applicant (UDM) further asserts that the absence of a secret ballot undermines the goal of the no confidence motion.
Most of the surprises as fun, but Polygon has discovered a pretty weird restriction when playing the game in Wireless Play mode. If you capture the enemy team, you win - while the "robber" team races to open cells that will free captured drivers.
Washington is concerned that Pyongyang may develop the ability to place a nuclear bomb on a missile capable of reaching the US. As the carrier group drills continued, the USS Michigan arrived in the South Korean port of Busan on Tuesday, the U.S.
The injured soldiers were later airlifted in a military helicopter and taken to the army-run hospital in Miranshah military camp. Earlier, on 31st March 2017, a deadliest explosion outside an Imam Bargah killed at least 24 and injured over 80.
The Los Angeles Dodgers announced that one of the top power-hitting prospects in baseball will be making his way to the majors. In Triple-A and obviously up here, the ball moves and it's not going to be a straight heater all the time.
It was Blackmon's sixth homer of the season and followed a pinch-hit double from Pat Valaika - his first hit of the season. Orlando Arcia's 42-game errorless streak came to an end when the Brewers shortstop committed two errors on Monday night.
Gary Herbert also says he's invited Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and President Trump to visit the Bears Ears monument . According to the paper the review will "discern whether [the monuments] are within the law's intent".
Braves Fans Share Excitement About New SunTrust Park
Brandon Phillips and Adonis Garcia gave the Braves the lead with back-to-back home runs, giving Atlanta a 4-2 advantage. Chapman got his third save on the season. "The thing was dancing around pretty good", Braves manager Brian Snitker said.
Malcolm Butler trade rumors
The report noted that New Orleans likes this year's deep and loaded draft class too much to give up one of their picks. Butler can skip the offseason program, including next month's OTAs, but those are voluntary anyway.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. announces retirement
The weight of the NASCAR world was thrown onto the young driver in 2001 when his father was tragically killed in the Daytona 500. Hendrick Motorsports announced Tuesday morning that Dale Earnhardt Jr . will retire from NASCAR at the end of the 2017 season.
Derek Jeter, Jeb Bush win auction for Miami Marlins
When Jeter, who lives in Tampa, retired after the 2014 season, he expressed interest in owning a baseball franchise. A source told the Herald that Bush would be the "control person", and would have ultimate control of the franchise.
Drake to Host First Ever NBA Awards Show
The inaugural NBA Awards on TNT will take place on Monday, June 26, at Basketball City at New York City's Pier 36 at 9 p.m. Rapper Drake has been announced as the host of the first-ever NBA Awards on TNT .
Trump tax plan will sharply slash corporate tax rates
That means Democrats would have to support it, and Republicans and Democrats have major differences when it comes to tax reform. A new congressional estimate could upend President Donald Trump's tax plan even before he releases it.
Chernova loses Beijing bronze for doping
The second Russian to be disqualified on Monday was 400m runner Maksim Dyldin, who failed to medal at the 2012 Games in London. On Monday, nearly nine years after the Beijing Games, she got a call to tell her that she had been upgraded to a bronze medal.
Gay men flee persecution and honor killings in Chechnya
Alan Lowenthal (D-CA), who recently met with HRC's Global Innovative Advocacy Summit , led the letter along with Rep. Gay men who were rescued by the network said they didn't believe them at first and thought it was another trap.
Canada moves to legalise recreational pot
Adults would be able to have up to 30 grams of legal marijuana in public and be permitted to grow up to four plants per household. It has allowed criminals and organized crime to profit, while failing to keep cannabis out of the hands of Canadian youth.