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Turkey seizes assets in the post-coup purge

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>> The number detained in Turkey's purge topping 40,000. And the state turning its sites on the business community. 200 dawn raids targeting companies suspected of backing the coup financially, according to the government. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim confirming Wednesday, they shut thousands of companies and institutions with links to the Muslim cleric, Fethullah Gülen, their property seized by the state.
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President Erdogan blames Gulen for the failed coup, describing his schools and charities as nests of terrorism, vowing to choke financial links to him or as Reuters, Dasha Afanasieva says to his widespread secretive movement.>> The fact that it's big and it's secret is not new. It's the unknown about how thick it really is that's a bit unnerving, and the idea that in claiming and accepting that it is a very big organization, other people, other opponents get swept up in this idea that the parallel state isn't just the Gulen movement, which has been designated a terrorist organization in Turkey.
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This idea that the parallel states might become anybody who opposes the way things are going.>> From his self imposed exile in the US, he denounced the coup, and denies any part in it. Concerns across the EU and US that Erdogan's crack down is too much have angered the Turkish president He seems in no mood to let up, rooting out any opposition and is freeing up prison space to make way for yet more alleged plotters.