Erdogan Purges 60,000 Positions After Failed Coup, Shifting Turkey Into Totalitarianism

Erdogan’s purge took a dark turn when the Erdoğan government moved beyond ferreting out coup supporters in the military. Soldiers, police, judges, civil servants, teachers, and others—over 60,000 people so far—have been suspended, terminated, or detained, and a putatively temporary prohibition on international travel for all academics is now in effect.