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Turkey announced the dismissal of 2,346 academics for alleged ties to the July 15 coup attempt in its official gazette on Friday, the Daily Sabah, a Turkish newspaper, reported. More than 8,000 others, including 7,669 police officers, were also dismissed. Academics have been among those fired and arrested in the widespread purges of Turkey's military, police, judiciary, civil service and education sector pursued by the government after the failed coup.