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    Turkey Declares State of Emergency, Charges Nearly 100 Military Officials

    Will there be anyone left? In addition to the 35,000 public workers and nearly 9,000 police fired in the post-putsch purge of those thought to be disloyal to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, 99 generals and admirals have now been charged and the government has declared a three-month state of emergency. It has also fired 1,500 university deans and banned academics from leaving the country. As the U.S. reviews Turkey’s demand for the extradition of alleged coup mastermind Fethullah Gulen, currently in exile in Pennsylvania, some worry that Erdogan may break from NATO altogether.

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