World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkey's Education Ministry on Tuesday suspended 15,200 personnel in connection with a failed military coup.
The decision follows earlier purges of thousands of people in the armed forces, police, the judiciary, the national intelligence agency, the Finance Ministry, the prime minister's office and the religious affairs directorate after an attempted coup on July 15.
The deadly coup attempt occurred late on July 15 when rogue elements of the Turkish military tried to overthrow the country's democratically elected government.
At least 208 people, including members of the security forces and civilians, were martyred in Istanbul and Ankara and nearly 1,500 others wounded as they protested against the coup.
The government has said the attempted coup was organized by followers of the leader of the FETÖ/PDY terrorist organization Fetullah Gülen, who is accused of a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through supporters within Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police and judiciary, forming the so-called parallel state.