Turkey suspends 13,000 police over ‘Gulen links’

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Turkey has suspended almost 13,000 police officers – more than five percent of the country’s entire police force – over suspected links to Fethullah Gulen, a US-based cleric blamed by Ankara for orchestrating a failed coup attempt. In a brief statement, the Turkish police headquarters said that 2,523 of the 12,801 suspended were police chiefs. The…