Relative of Turkey’s ex-deputy prime minister dismissed due to links with Gulen movement

  28 July 2016    Read: 639
Relative of Turkey’s ex-deputy prime minister dismissed due to links with Gulen movement
A relative of Turkey’s former Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc, Ziya Tay has been dismissed due to his links with Gulen movement, Hurriyet newspaper reported July 28.
Tay has served as the head of Turkish Health Ministry’s mission in Manisa province for 14 years.

It was also reported that 150 employees of health authorities in the Manisa province were dismissed due to links with Gulen movement.

On July 15 evening, Turkish authorities said a military coup attempt took place in the country. Meanwhile, a group of servicemen announced about transition of power to them.

However, the rebelling servicemen started to surrender July 16 and Turkish authorities said the coup attempt failed. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the death toll as a result of the military coup attempt stood at 246 people excluding the coup plotters and over 2,000 people were wounded.

Erdogan declared a three-month state of emergency in Turkey on July 20.

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