Turkish Airlines sacks 211 employees after failed coup attempt

Turkish Airlines (Photo: Reuters)

Turkey’s state-run Turkish Airlines said on Monday it had 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.
 

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