President Erdogan Continues The Purge After Failed Coup Attempt And Opts To Block Access To Wikileaks
Upwards of 50,000 are now in Erdogan’s line of sight in his latest purge of allies of exiled cleric, Fethullah Gulen, who remains in the United States. Turkey Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said of Gulen’s followers in Turkey,
“This parallel terrorist organization will no longer be an effective pawn for any country. We will dig them up by their roots.”
“We have more than enough evidence, more than you could ask for, on Gulen. There is no need to prove the coup attempt, all evidence shows that the coup attempt was organised on his will and orders.”
Whilst the number continues to climb regarding the purge, Ankara has ordered the blocking of Wikileaks and its publication of 300,000 AKP (Erdogan’s political party) emails. Obtained before the attempted coup, the date of their publication was brought forward “in response to the government’s post-coup purges” WikiLeaks said on its website.