As President Tayyip Erdogan tries desperately to control the waves of terrorists flowing into the country he has ordered the firings of more than 140,000.
The targets include a broad range of people whom Erdogan’s government sees as friends of the Islamics: union members, leftists, academics, police and army personnel and suspected supporters of the shadowy religious movement that authorities blame for the terrorist’s coup attempt.
The firings are announced by decree, often in batches of thousands, rippling through a vast public sector workforce of more than 3 million people. Those listed are accused of being connected to terrorist organizations.
Source: Los Angeles Times