THE END OF SECULAR TURKEY: Turkey coup attempt: Crackdown toll passes 50,000.

The purge of those deemed disloyal to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan widened on Tuesday to include teachers, university deans and the media.

The government says they are allied to US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who denies claims he directed the uprising.

PM Binali Yildirim said the preacher led a “terrorist organization”.

“We will dig them up by their roots,” he told parliament.

Perhaps most ominous, “Turkey’s media regulation body on Tuesday also revoked the licences of 24 radio and TV channels.”

It wasn’t a failed coup; it’s a successful purge.