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Turkish prime minister hosts security meeting in Ankara

  • Turkish Cypriot demonstrators wave Turkish and Turkish Cypriot flags during a mass rally in support of Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erodgan following a failed coup that aimed to oust him, during a protest in the breakaway Turkish Cypriot half of the capital Nicosia on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. Mostly right-wing political parties and groups urged supporters to turn up for the rally that follows similar pro-Erdogan and anti-coup demonstrations in other European countries.  (AP Photo/Philippos Christou)

    Turkish Cypriot demonstrators wave Turkish and Turkish Cypriot flags during a mass rally in support of Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erodgan following a failed coup that aimed to oust him, during a protest in the breakaway Turkish Cypriot half of the capital Nicosia on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. Mostly right-wing political parties and groups urged supporters to turn up for the rally that follows similar pro-Erdogan and anti-coup demonstrations in other European countries. (AP Photo/Philippos Christou)  (The Associated Press)

  • Turkish Cypriot demonstrators wave Turkish and Turkish Cypriot flags during a mass rally in support of Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erodgan following a failed coup that aimed to oust him, in the breakaway Turkish Cypriot half of the capital Nicosia on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. Mostly right-wing political parties and groups urged supporters to turn up for the rally that follows similar pro-Erdogan and anti-coup demonstrations in other European countries.  (AP Photo/Philippos Christou)

    Turkish Cypriot demonstrators wave Turkish and Turkish Cypriot flags during a mass rally in support of Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erodgan following a failed coup that aimed to oust him, in the breakaway Turkish Cypriot half of the capital Nicosia on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. Mostly right-wing political parties and groups urged supporters to turn up for the rally that follows similar pro-Erdogan and anti-coup demonstrations in other European countries. (AP Photo/Philippos Christou)  (The Associated Press)

  • A woman holding a scarf take part at a mass rally in support of Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erodgan following a failed coup that aimed to oust him, in the breakaway Turkish Cypriot half of the capital Nicosia on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. Mostly right-wing political parties and groups urged supporters to turn up for the rally that follows similar pro-Erdogan and anti-coup demonstrations in other European countries.  (AP Photo/Philippos Christou)

    A woman holding a scarf take part at a mass rally in support of Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erodgan following a failed coup that aimed to oust him, in the breakaway Turkish Cypriot half of the capital Nicosia on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. Mostly right-wing political parties and groups urged supporters to turn up for the rally that follows similar pro-Erdogan and anti-coup demonstrations in other European countries. (AP Photo/Philippos Christou)  (The Associated Press)

Turkey's state news agency says high-level government and military officials are meeting at a security summit held at the prime minister's residence in Ankara.

The state-run Anadolu news agency says the meeting, hosted Saturday by Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, includes the country's foreign, justice, interior and defense ministers, the chief of general staff and the heads of Turkey's national intelligence agency and the national police.

Turkey has been reforming its security apparatus in the aftermath of a failed coup on July 15 that led to the deaths of over 270 people. The subsequent government crackdown on suspected followers of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen has led to tens of thousands of dismissals, detentions and arrests in the military, police force, judiciary and throughout the public sector.