Turkey dismisses 8,500 servicemen after coup – minister

More than 8,500 servicemen have been dismissed in Turkey following last year’s failed coup, RIA Novosti quoted Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli as saying on Wednesday. Turkish authorities have also issued detention warrants for 216 people, including former Finance Ministry personnel, suspected of having links to the coup attempt, Reuters said, citing a state-run Anadolu news agency report. Anadolu said 17 former Finance Ministry personnel had been detained so far and another 65 were sought over alleged links to the coup’s supposed organizers.