Two new emergency decrees: 15,726 people sacked

Two new emergency decrees are published in the Official Journal of Turkey.

With the recent emergency decrees, 375 associations and 9 media outlets have been shut down and 15,726 civil servants have been sacked. The shut-down institutions and sacked personnel are claimed to be engaged in activities aiming to damage the national security of the state or cooperate with terrorist organizations. 

Among the sacked personnel, there are 242 academics.

175 associations, 18 foundations and 1 healthcare center that were shut down upon the law passed on October 18 will be reopened with the recent decree.

Also, 157 civil servants who had been sacked are restored.


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