Turkey Marks First Anniversary of Failed Coup

July 14, 2017 01:23 AM
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Turkey marks the first anniversary of a failed military coup (July 15) against the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In a subsequent purge, about 100,000 government employees were dismissed and 40,000 were arrested. Last April, the country's authoritarian leader further consolidated his power through a constitutional referendum. The United States has condemned the coup, but has disagreed with Ankara on several issues. Zlatica Hoke reports.