A total of 2,756 people, including 105 academics, have been dismissed from state institutions by two new government decrees, known as a KHK, that went into effect on Sunday, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported.
The Turkish government issued two new decrees numbered 695 and 696 under the post-coup state of emergency, which were published in the Official Gazette on Sunday morning.
According to the Anadolu news agency report, in line with decree No. 695, the number of people purged and their institutions is as follows:
“637 from the Turkish armed forces, 350 from the general command of gendarmerie, 341 from the Religious Affairs Directorate [Diyanet], 245 from the Justice Ministry, 61 from the police.”
The decree 695 also shuttered 7 associations, 7 foundations, 2 newspapers and a private company.
Also, according to the government decree, No. 696, people who were imprisoned over “offenses against Constitutional order” are now required to wear dusty orange and gray jumpsuits.
“Those behind bars who were convicted of offences against the Constitutional order and who were arrested pending trial over similar charges will be brought to the court hearings in dusty orange and gray jumpsuits,” the government decree, No. 696, read.