Subsidiary of Turkish Airlines dismisses 78 workers

Seventy-eight employees of Turkish Ground Services Inc. (TGS, a subsidiary of Turkish Airlines) have been dismissed in connection with the military coup attempt in Turkey, Hurriyet newspaper reported July 30.

TGS said that the dismissed workers were involved in Fethullah Gulen movement, according to the newspaper. Dismissals will be continued in the company.

Earlier, Turkish Airlines dismissed 211 employees, involved in Gulen movement.

On July 15 evening, Turkish authorities said a military coup attempt took place in the country. Meanwhile, a group of servicemen announced about transition of power to them.

However, the rebelling servicemen started to surrender July 16 and Turkish authorities said the coup attempt failed. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the death toll as a result of the military coup attempt stood at 246 people excluding the coup plotters and over 2,000 people were wounded.

Erdogan declared a three-month state of emergency in Turkey on July 20.

Source: Trend News Agency