Turkey's education ministry reportedly fires 15,200 for ties to failed coup

July 19, 2016 2:15 PM

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DEVELOPING: The state-run Anadolu news agency reports that Turkey's ministry of education has sacked 15,200 personnel for alleged involvement with a group the government claims is responsible for Friday's failed coup.

The National Education Ministry said Tuesday that the staff are in both urban and rural establishments, and that an investigation has been launched against them.

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