Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, waves following a televised address at the presidential palace in Ankara, Turkey,  July 24, 2016. Erdogan has sharply criticised concerns that the large-scale purges, which have left at least thousands of people in jail and about 50,000 fired or suspended, could jeopardise basic freedoms. Press Presidency Press Service via AP, Pool)

Turkey’s purge

The attempted military coup against Turkey's democratically-elected government last month was plenty alarming. But what's happened in the country...