Turkey steps up army dismissals over 15 July coup attempt

July 31, 2016 11:40 AM

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Turkey steps up army dismissals over 15 July coup attempt

Turkey's government has sacked another 1,389 soldiers accused of being linked to the coup attempt earlier this month.

This brings the number of military dismissals to more than 3,000 following the failed coup, in which rebel units used tanks and aircraft to try to oust President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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