Turkish Air Fires 211 Staff After Failed Coup

July 25, 2016

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Turkish Airlines has fired 211 employees, citing their links to a religious movement President Tayyip Erdogan has blamed for the failed attempt to overthrow the government on July 15.

In a statement, the airline said the employees' contracts were terminated due to operational necessity, inefficiency, poor performance as well as providing support to the movement of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen.

(Reuters)