Turkey police raids 44 firms over failed coup

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Istanbul, Aug 16: Turkish police launched simultaneous operations on Tuesday (Aug 16)  against 44 companies in Istanbul over their suspected links to the July 15 failed coup attempt.

The companies were accused of offering financial support to the US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkey blames for masterminding the failed coup, Xinhua news agency reported.

Detention warrants were issued against 120 company executives as part of the operations.

Some 82,000 personnel from state institutions have been suspended or dismissed from their posts over the coup attempt.

IANS

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