Two new emergency decrees are published in the Official Journal of Turkey.
Co-Mayors of Diyarbakir Gültan Kışanak and Fırat Anlı have been arrested by the court on duty. Former BDP (Peace and Democracy Party) MP Aylin Akat Ata, who protested the detention of co-mayors, is also arrested.
As part of the operation against Cumhuriyet Daily, editor-in-chief Murat Sabuncu and writers Aydın Engin, Hikmet Çetinkaya, Güray Öz, Hakan Kara and Turhan Güney have been detained.
Two more emergency decrees lead to abolition of the rectoral elections and shutdown of 15 media organs
With the most recent emergency decrees, 10,158 civil servants and 1267 academics have been sacked, rectoral elections are abolished and 15 media organs including DİHA and Azadiya Welat are shut down
Human Rights Association of Turkey (IHD) issued a report about the violations of rights that have been committed after the coup attempt on July 15 and during the state of emergency.
Last evening, people protested the state of emergency decree that led the shutting down of more than 20 TV channels and radio stations.
Hayatın Sesi and IMC TV are shut down by a state of emergency decree and today, the buildings of the TV channels have been raided by the police forces. Both channels went off the air. Özgür Radyo is also raided by the police forces. Radio station's terrestrial broadcast is blocked.
After 12 TV channels had been shut down with a decree, Med Nûçe TV also went off the air. The TV channel had been broadcasting to Europe.
With the decree issued on September 2, many academics are dismissed. “Academics for peace” were one of the targets of this recent decree. Academics from Kocaeli University tell about what they have been going through.
Declaration of the state of emergency in Turkey caused debates both in Turkey and other countries. We talked to Assistant Prof. Kerem Altıparmak about the recent developments and ongoing debates.