Turkey soccer federation board members resign after coup

People shout slogans and wave Turkish national flags as they gather in solidarity night after night since the July 15 coup attempt in central Ankara, Turkey, July 27, 2016. Reuters

 All members of the Turkish soccer federation's affiliated boards have resigned for “security checks” amid a wide-ranging state investigation into the failed July 15-16 coup, the federation said in a statement on Sunday.

The Turkish Football Federation also said it had shared information with relevant state institutions about all its employees, competition organizers and the chairmen and members of its 11 affiliated boards.

So far, more than 60,000 people in the military, judiciary, civil service, academia, media and other sectors have been either detained, suspended or placed under investigation over suspected links with a US-based cleric Turkey accuses of orchestrating the failed putsch.

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