Turkey’s Interior Ministry has fired nearly 9,000 police officers, bureaucrats and others and detained thousands of suspected plotters following the attempted coup, Turkey’s state-run news agency reported Monday. Warplanes patrolled Turkey’s skies overnight in a sign that authorities feared that the threat against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government was not yet over, despite official assurances that life has returned to normal.
The emergence of a Turkish Spring? Anti-government protests continued for a fifth day in Turkey, as tensions escalated from a demonstration to halt government plans to demolish a park. View photos from the on-going protest.