9000 police officers in Turkey was suspended from work

9000 police officers in Turkey was suspended from work

Turkish police have suspended more than 9 thousand employees on suspicion of links with living in America preacher Fethullah Gulen.

The police said that this was done in the interests of national security.

In July last year in Turkey was an attempt of a coup. After the suppression of the coup, the country’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called the chief conspirator Fethullah gülen, his longtime opponent.

Gulen himself living in the United States, categorically denies his involvement in these events. Nevertheless, the Turkish authorities demand his extradition to his homeland and called him a leader of a terrorist organization.

Earlier, the Turkish authorities have detained more than 1,000 people during the recent operations against supporters of Gulen. It was the largest in recent months the police operation.

The Minister of internal Affairs Suleyman Soylu said that the operation was aimed at people “embedded in our police forces, the so-called secret of the imams”.

For the time elapsed since the attempted coup, the Turkish authorities arrested more than 40 thousand people, 120 thousand were dismissed or suspended from work.

Among them soldiers, teachers, police.

A few days ago, immediately after the referendum, the results of which presidential powers would be seriously extended, the Turkish Parliament has extended a state of emergency in the country for another three months.