A huge cleansing of Turkey’s state and other institutions is continuing as people from all walks of life find themselves being hunted down and taken into custody.

At least 160 people were arrested, while 211 others were detained over the past 48 hours, according to Turkish news agencies.

Police carried out the operations in at least 39 provinces across Turkey. With most of the arrestees being military officers, those arrested over the past day also included civil servants, police officers, courthouse personnel, lawyers, Court of Accounts inspectors and a newspaper distributor.

Among those detained are teachers, civil servants, businessmen, hospital workers, police officers, academics and military pilots.

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