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    Turkey Suspends 9,100 Police Officers

    He’s the law now. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently won a referendum expanding his authority, and yesterday his administration arrested 1,120 people allegedly connected to exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Erdogan blames for an attempted coup in 2016. He’s also suspended 9,100 police officers and issued over 3,200 additional arrest warrants. More than 47,000 people have been arrested since the putsch last July. Meanwhile, Turkey’s opposition party says it’ll be challenging the referendum result in the European Court of Human Rights — though its not clear if Europe will step in to curb Erdogan.

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