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AKP investigates almost 12,000 members, 874 mayors over Gülen links

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Ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) Deputy Chairman Erol Kaya informed media on Saturday that nearly 12,000 members of the AKP and 874 mayors from the party have faced investigations over links to the Gülen movement, which the government accuses of plotting a failed coup attempt on July 15.

Speaking to AKP mayors and provincial branch chairmen in Malatya on Saturday, Kaya said four AKP mayors were expelled from the party and that one mayor and 14 municipal council members resigned as part of the investigations.

Kaya also added that more than 2,000 workers in AKP municipalities were dismissed from their jobs under government decrees during the state of emergency declared five days after the coup attempt.

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