Turkey has suspended almost 13,000 police officers - more than 5 percent of the country's entire police force - over suspected links to Fethullah Gulen, a US-based cleric blamed by Ankara for orchestrating a failed coup attempt.
In a brief statement, the Turkish police headquarters said that 2,523 of the 12,801 suspended were police chiefs.
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