Almost 7,400 police, soldiers, civil servants and academics have been dismissed from their posts in Turkey as the country marks one year since an attempted coup against Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The ensuing crackdown has seen 150,000 public sector workers suspended and 50,000 people from the military, police, judiciary, education and press arrested on terror charges.
Most are accused of links with an organisation run by US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, who denies government accusations of backing the coup attempt.
Purges have been implemented through decrees issued under the country’s ongoing state of emergency, with the latest announcing the dismissal of 2,303 police officers, 1,486 interior ministry staff, 546 navy and air force personnel, 418 justice ministry officials, 789 from the health ministry, 551 from religious affairs, 302 academics and 102 education ministry employees. 
The former governor of Istanbul, Hüseyin Avni Mutlu was among those dismissed by the order, which also stripped 342 retired officers and …