By Muhammet Emin Avundukluoglu
ANKARA (AA) - Turkey’s deputy prime minister said on Wednesday that since the defeated 2016 coup carried out by the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), over 107,000 state personnel have been dismissed over alleged ties to the group.
"The number of personnel dismissed through statutory decrees is 110,778, and the number of reinstated people is 3,604," leading to a net total of 107,174 dismissed, Bekir Bozdag told parliament’s Interior Commission.
FETO and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016, which left 250 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured.
Ankara also accuses FETO of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police, and judiciary.