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Turkey says no return to past repression

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>> Day 1 of the 3-month state of emergency in Turkey. But as President Tayyip Erdogan takes swift measures against supporters of the attempted coup, citizens in the outside world are growing wary. For some Turks it's reminiscent of martial law in the post military coup days of the 80's.
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In Istanbul, Reuters correspondent Dave Dolan explains.>> The previous government had instituted security measures across the mainly Kurdish south east through much of the 1990s. The largely Kurdish south east was under a state of emergency which allowed car checks, ID checks, checkpoints at random, gave governors extensive powers.
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>> Officials on Thursday insisted there will be no return to the deep repression of the past. The Deputy Prime Minister taking to social media and television to dispel any comparisons with history and calm nervous financial markets. So far, 60,000 people have been suspended or detained since the weekend's failed coup.
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Most are in education. Academics have been banned from traveling abroad.>> Deputy Prime Minister Kurtulmas mentioned that they would be looking to restructure the military, that they would be looking to take a hard look at the security, the intelligence failure within the security services. This is going to be an absolutely critical thing to watch now in the coming few days.
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See how this plays out, to find out what happened that there was this four hour gap.>> But as Ergodan cracks down on those who tried to topple him, the fate of eight Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece hangs in the balance. The men were found guilty of illegal entry and handed a two-months suspended jail sentence on Thursday.
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> They fear they'll be killed if sent home, as they await the result of their asylum requests.