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TURKEY

Civil servants face purge

The government yesterday issued a decree dismissing more than 18,000 civil servants, half of whom were from the police force, ahead of this month’s expected lifting of a two-year-old state of emergency imposed after an attempted coup in July 2016. The decree follows President Tayyip Erdogan’s victory in last month’s presidential election and comes before he swears his oath today, inaugurating a powerful executive