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Fethullah Gulen and Turkey’s Failed Military Coup
A week after the attempted coup in Turkey, President Erdogan is trying to punish the plotters behind the try to topple the government.
During the armed intervention, the leader of the AK Party had declared that the supporters of the coup would have paid a heavy price. Turkey is now plummeting into chaos, as a wave of arrests and suspensions has hit several institutions and social classes. According to Numan Kurtulmus, spokesperson of the government, there have been 9,322 arrests between July 15 and July 20. The Ministry of Education has communicated that more than 15,000 teachers have been suspended, along with several imams, 30 prefects out of 81, about 8,000 police officers, more than 200 judges and 1,500 officials of the Ministry of Finance.
On July 20, President Erdogan announced in an interview that he was going to approve the state of emergency for three months. On the following day, the Parliament passed the law a