1,143 public servants purged in small province of Isparta

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The governor’s office in the small province of Isparta announced on Thursday that a total of 1,143 people have been dismissed from public service as part of a purge of the Gülen movement.

The majority of civil servants are from the education and police departments and includes academics from Süleyman Demirel University as well.

A total of 1,587 public workers in Isparta filed objections to dismissals by means of decrees in the wake of a July 15 coup attempt, with 341 of them being reinstated to their jobs.

Over 135,000 people, including thousands within the military, have been purged due to their real or alleged connection to the Gülen movement since the coup attempt, according to a statement by the labor minister on Jan. 10.

As of March 23, 94,982 people were being held without charge, with an additional 47,128 in pre-trial detention due to their alleged links to the movement. A total of 7,317 academics were purged as well as 4,272 judges and prosecutors, who were dismissed due to alleged involvement in the July 15 coup attempt.

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