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Saturday, July 30, 2016
Turkey cancels 50,000 passports as President Erdogan tightens noose around suspected dissidents after failed coup
Turkey has cancelled the passports of almost 50,000 people following coup attempt.
It is the latest stage in President Erdogan's clampdown on alleged dissidents in the country, and signals his regime's increasingly authoritarian policies.
It comes after the Turkish Government shut down 130 media outlets in a mass purge of the media following the coup attempt.
President Recep Erdogan has responded to the apparent coup attempt by clamping down on alleged dissidents since the failed bid to oust him from power rocked the country.
The increasingly authoritarian regime has purged the media, universities, schools, the police, judiciary and military of potential opponents.