Turkey Targets More Suspected Followers of Gulen
Turkey detained more suspected followers of clergyman Fethullah Gulen on Friday, police and media reported.
Turkish officials accuse Gulen of directing a plot aimed at overthrowing the government in July 2016. The overthrow attempt failed. Gulen has denied the accusation. He lives in the American state of Pennsylvania.
Since the overthrow attempt, Turkish officials have arrested thousands of his suspected followers and dismissed thousands more from jobs.
Istanbul police told the Reuters news agency about the government's actions on Friday. They said the government approved arrest warrants for 55 employees of Isik Publications, a company that published Gulen's books.
Turkey's state-operated news agency Anadolu reported that warrants for 38 former police officials were also announced. It said the former officials were accused of being supporters of Gulen's organization.
In addition, police targeted 62 leaders of five labor unions, Anadolu said. The labor unions were part of an alliance of unions that the government ordered closed over suspected links to Gulan's group.
The United Nations (UN) says Turkey has arrested nearly 160,000 people and dismissed 152,000 government employees since the failed coup attempt. A new UN report says the numbers are through the end of December 2017.
The UN urged Turkey to end its state of emergency, which was declared after the coup and has been extended six times. The report accused the Turkish government of mass arrests and torturing detainees.
Turkey's foreign minister said the report was filled with unfounded claims. It compared the UN's criticism to propaganda from militant groups.
Western governments have accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of using the failed coup as the reason to silence dissidents. Turkey says the steps it has taken are necessary to fight threats to its national security.
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5.In addition, police targeted 62 leaders of five labor unions, Anadolu said.
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据警方和媒体报道，周五，土耳其拘留了更多疑似牧师费特胡拉·葛兰（Fethullah Gulen）的追随者 。
土耳其官员谴责葛兰在2016年7月策划了一场意欲推翻政府的阴谋 。此次政变以失败告终 。而葛兰否认了这一指控 。他现居美国宾夕法尼亚州 。
周五，伊斯坦布尔警方向路透社提及政府的此次行动 。他们表示，政府批准逮捕Isik Publications公司的55名员工，这家公司出版了葛兰的书籍 。
阿纳多卢通讯社称，除此之外，警方还锁定了5家工会的62名领导人 。这些工会属于政府下令关闭的涉嫌勾结葛兰集团的工会联盟 。
联合国表示，土耳其政府挫败政变后逮捕了约16万人，解雇了15.2万名政府职员 。联合国一份新报告显示，这一数据截至2017年12月末 。
联合国敦促土耳其结束其政变后宣布的且延期6次的紧急状态 。该报告谴责土耳其政府大规模逮捕并虐待被羁押者 。
土耳其外交部长表示，这份报告全篇毫无根据 。它将联合国的指责与武装组织的宣传相提并论 。
西方政府指责，土耳其总统埃尔多安利用此次政变未遂打压异己 。土耳其表示，他们采取的措施对打击威胁国家安全的势力来说是必要的 。