Protesters march against Turkey purge
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Turkey protesters march against post-coup purge

Around 500 people have marched in Turkey's capital Ankara and in Istanbul to protest against the extension of the state of emergency in the country.

The protests were organised by labour unions and some left-wing political parties after the Turkish parliament agreed to prolong the state of emergency by 90 days from 19 October.

It was first introduced five days after the failed July coup.

Since then there have been large scale purges of state employees, including teachers, journalists and police officers.

  • 16 Oct 2016
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