Turkey closes media outlets and dismisses thousands of military personnel following coup

President Tayyip Erdogan has ordered a crackdown since a failed coup. Credit: Reuters/Umit Bektas/File Photo

More than 1,600 military personnel have been dismissed and 130 media outlets closed down as Turkish authorities continue the crackdown following the failed coup attempt, according to CNN Turk.

A total of 726 military officers and 1,684 soldiers have been discharged, the broadcaster said.

In addition, three news agencies, 16 television channels and 45 daily newspapers, among others, have been ordered to be shut down, it said.

The measures are likely to further raise concern among civil rights groups and Turkey's Western allies about the reach of President Tayyip Erdogan's purge in the wake of this month's failed takeover.

On Monday arrest warrants were issued for 42 journalists and thousands of people in prominent positions have been detained, suspended or placed under investigation.