A huge cleansing of Turkey’s state and other institutions is continuing as people from all walks of life find themselves being hunted down and taken into custody.
At least 2840 people were detained, with 1089 of them put in pre-trial detention in operations targeting Turkey’s Kurdish minority, and the Gülen group, which the Turkish government accuses of masterminding a coup attempt on July 15, 2016, throughout July, according to data compiled by Turkeypurge.com.
The detentions, arrests and dismissals took place between July 1 and July 31.
On July 31, Amnesty International (AI) Turkey Director ?dil Eser and two other human rights activists, Özlem Dalk?ran and Nalan Erkem, were transferred from Bak?rköy to Silivri Prison, where around 135 writers and journalists are behind bars.
On July 31, the Turkish Interior Ministry announced that a total of 593 people were detained in the past week as part of a nation-wide investigation into Turkey’s Gülen group.
On July 31, …
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