Turkish authorities on Tuesday fired tens of thousands of employees from the education and interiors ministries and shut down media outlets deemed to be supportive of a US-based cleric accused of plotting last week’s coup bid.

Turkey purge: Erdogan to hold defence meeting as crackdown continues

Turkish authorities on Tuesday fired tens of thousands of employees from the education and interiors ministries and shut down media outlets deemed to be supportive of a US-based cleric accused of plotting last week’s coup bid.