Turkish Purge Ravages Universities, Civil Service
Soon there won't be anyone left. On top of the 35,000 public workers and nearly 9,000 police fired in the post-putsch purge of those thought to be disloyal to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the government's now fired 1,500 university deans. Meanwhile, WikiLeaks published 294,546 emails from Erdogan's AK Party, prompting Turkey to immediately block the site, a practice human rights advocates decry. As the U.S. reviews Turkey's demand for the extradition of alleged coup mastermind Fethullah Gulen, currently in exile in Pennsylvania, some worry the country may break with NATO entirely.