Turkey coup attempt: Detentions ‘tip of the iceberg’

Turkey coup attempt: Detentions ‘tip of the iceberg’
July 22 20:01 2016

Turkey’s deputy prime minister has described as “the tip of
the iceberg” the infiltration of state institutions by the
group the government blames for last Friday’s failed coup.

Nurettin Canikli told the BBC that the number of arrests
could grow.
At least 60,000 state employees have been detained or
suspended in an internationally criticised purge.

But Mr Canikli criticised Turkey’s allies for “only half-
heartedly” condemning the “coup-makers”.
The government accuses those loyal to the US-based exiled
cleric Fethullah Gulen of being behind the coup.

“For 40 years this terror organisation has infiltrated the
furthest corners of the country – ministries, all institutions
and the private sector,” Mr Canikli said.

(BBC News)