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Middle East 6,000 detained during Turkish authorities' 'cleansing' after failed coup

The government accelerated its crackdown on alleged plotters against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reawakening concerns about the future of democracy under his administration. 

The Turkish government accelerated its crackdown on alleged plotters of the failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with the justice minister saying Sunday that 6,000 people had been detained in the investigation, including three of the country's top generals and hundreds of soldiers.

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