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Turkish Police Officers Suspended As Post-Coup Crackdown Continues

CNN Turk has reported that Turkish authorities have suspended 95 police officers, including police chiefs, in Istanbul, the latest move in a sweeping crackdown following a failed coup last month.

About 80,000 people in the police, military, judiciary and civil service have been sacked or suspended since the failed July 15 coup. Turkey says followers of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen were behind the attempt.

Gulen, who has lived in self-imposed exile in rural Pennsylvania since 1999, denies the charge and has condemned the coup.

Separately, photos published by the state-run Anadolu Agency showed trucks hauling armored vehicles out of barracks in Istanbul and Ankara, to be taken to locations outside the cities.

Under a decision taken after last month's coup, all military barracks within the two cities are to be moved elsewhere by September 11.

Based on reporting by AP