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The 70,000 post-coup arrests are now at the heart of the Turkish government’s propaganda war

10 Oct

In a part of the world where state security prisoners are a state secret, Turkey has been dribbling out the figures of the tens of thousands of soldiers, cops, judges, prosecutors, academics and others arrested after the attempted coup of 15 July. From leaks to local journalists and occasional bulletins by the government, the nearest statistic for the total number of Turks imprisoned – even for a few weeks – now comes to a grand (and shocking) total of 70,756.

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