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Police fired water cannons at protesters over the removals.
The Pennsylvania-based cleric is being held responsible for the failed coup last month.
“This measure is not an amnesty.”
“It is in the hands of the United States to stop this anti-American feeling leading to hatred.”
Authorities are investigating another 7,668, the Turkish justice minister says.
Tensions between Turkey and Europe are on the rise after last month’s failed coup.
Over a million people gathered in a show of strength from the Turkish president.
Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says the move is essential for national security.
“We will stuff them into holes,” a government minister said of the coup plotters. “They will not hear a human voice again.”
The purges have targeted supporters of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen.
The military shake-up could impact Turkey’s ability to contain the Islamic State in Syria and a Kurdish insurgency at home, analysts say.
The crackdown on suspected coup plotters widened further on Tuesday.
“Political ideologies don’t mean anything today,” said one Turkish man. “We are here for our nation.”
“It’s a climate of fear everywhere.”
The government earlier banned academics from traveling abroad.
The move would have international implications and raise fears of rights abuses.
Turkish police have asked citizens to report people who “support terrorism” as government critics warn of possible human rights abuses.
“Let’s hang them!” chanted crowds in Ankara’s central Kizilay square late on Saturday.
A bloody battle for power has left parts of Turkey in ruins.
Hundreds are dead and thousands arrested the day after a failed coup plunged Turkey into chaos.
Dozens are dead, over a thousand are injured, a crackdown is underway and Turkey is in chaos.