Turkey dismisses almost 9,000 officials after failed coup: interior ministry

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Istanbul: Turkey has dismissed almost 9,000 officials after a failed coup targeting the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the state-run Anadolu news agency said citing the interior ministry.

A total of 8,777 public personnel including one provincial governor and 29 governors of towns have been dismissed, the ministry said.

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