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ISTANBUL – 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.