The Turkish government has issued two new state of emergency decrees, known as KHKs, dismissing 3,974 people including 484 academics from state institutions while banning “wedding match” programs on TV, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported.
According to the report 1,037, including a general from the Turkish military, 1,127 from the Justice Ministry, 216 from the Ministry of Health, 56 from the Gendarmerie, 120 from the Coast Guard and 201 from the Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet) were dismissed, the highest figures in the new KHKs.
The scholarships of 59 exchange students who were studying abroad, mostly in the US and the UK, have also been cancelled with the new decree.
Eighteen foundations and 13 health associations were shuttered by the decree. Fourteen associations were also closed, while five were allowed to reopen.
Similarly, 236 people who were previously dismissed were allowed return to their posts.
Over 130,000 people from state institutions have been purged since July 15.