Turkey sacks 18,500 state employees in new decree

11 July, 2018, 04:14 | Author: Myra Gill
  • Turkey has been under a state of emergency since the July 2016 attempted overthrow of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

The dismissed state employees include 9,000 police personnel and more than 6,000 officers from the country's armed services.

The dismissals came through a decree under the state of emergency, according to the official gazette, even as 148 employees who had been earlier dismissed from public institutions were reinstated.

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About 1,052 people, including judicial candidates and civil servants were dismissed from the justice ministry.

The latest period is officially due to end on July 19.

The government blames a US -based cleric for orchestrating the coup and has sacked or arrested people suspected of links to him.

The government refers to the movement as the "Fethullah Terrorist Organization".


Turkey has accused Gulen of ordering the attempted overthrow of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on July 15, 2016 - a charge he strongly denies.

After two years, many were expecting an announcement lifting Turkey's state of emergency, rather than Sunday's further tightening of the screws.

However, his new powers enable him to "issue decrees with the force of law" and he "can still declare a similar state of emergency giving authorities powers to restrict basic rights and freedoms when deemed necessary", says Bloomberg.

More than 75,000 people have been arrested for alleged links to Gulen.

Tens of thousands of people have been arrested in Turkey in an unprecedented crackdown since the failed coup. At least three newspapers, a television channel and several associations also shut down.

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