The Turkish authorities have announced the closure of dozens of media organisations, as a crackdown continues following the failed coup on 15 July.

 

Three news agencies, 16 TV channels, 45 papers and 15 magazines will be shut, BBC says.

 

Separately, nearly 1,700 members of the armed forces - including 149 generals and admirals - have been discharged.

 

The government says US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen was behind the army-led attempted coup - a claim he denies. At least 246 people died during the coup.

 

More than 2,000 people were injured.

 

 

 

Photo: bbc.com

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