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Journalists swept up in latest Turkey purge

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>> Another 47 journalists arrested in Turkey on Wednesday, former staff of Zaman newspaper, seen here when it was shut down in March. It was seen as the flagship media arm of Fetullah Gulan, the U.S. based cleric accused of masterminding a failed military coup in mid July. Executives and columnists among those taken, but also leftists know not to show Gulan's Islamist world view, adding to the thousands suspended, arrested, or under investigation in a post-coup crackdown.
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Reuters correspondent is in Istanbul.>> I mean, this is on a scale of something we've never really seen before in Turkey. These numbers are astounding, 60,000 people. People both within the movement and without say this is the effective end of the Gülen movement in Turkey.>> Over three decades, Gulan built up an extensive network of schools and charities, and followed his influence.
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He fell in with President Tayypi Erdogan, then fell foul of him. The military saying on Wednesday, that more than 8,500 soldiers took part in the failed putsch, some 1.5% of the army. Police, teachers, judges, and civil servants also swept up in the crackdown.>> The Turkish bureaucracy is huge, it numbers in the millions.
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So, it's still, let's say, a drop in the bucket. It gives us an idea of the scope of this movement's presence in the Turkish State apparatus.>> Constitutional change next. Turkey's Prime Minister, Benali Yildirim, saying the ruling AK Party will work with the opposition. The Coast Guard and gendarmerie will now report to the Interior Ministry.
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The government tightening its grip on the armed forces.