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Turkish companies raided in post-coup purge

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>> The hunt for plotters turns to private companies. Turkish police raiding 44 businesses on Tuesday with warrants to arrest 120 executives, according to the state run Anadolu Agency. They're suspected of funding the movement accused of engineering a failed coup on July the 15th Reuters' Dave Dolan in Istanbul understands the financial sector could be next in line.
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>> We've also heard from politicians that they would be checking the central bank and the treasury. We haven't seen much there yet. I'm curious to see what happens in the financial institutions as well.>> This is a day after they raided Istanbul's main court house to haul off judicial personnel.
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Exactly a month into the purge, more than 35 thousand people have been detained on suspicion of following the alleged mastermind. US based cleric, Fethullah Gülen. Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan, accuses Gülen of infiltrating state institutions over decades and building a parallel network that aimed to seize power. His international critics fear that's a pretext for crushing dissent.
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>> Turkey is definitely feeling, it feels victimized in the sense that it feels that it is the victim of racism, of anti-Islamic sentiment, and that there is a complete double standard. Many Turks see the July 15 abortive coup, and something along the lines of a 9/11 in the United States.
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And they're really puzzled, why they don't see the rest of the world standing with them in the way that they'd like to.>> The vast numbers of the first weeks have dropped off. But a month in, the purge shows little sign of relenting.