As part of a post-coup-attempt purge, the Turkish government has dismissed a total of 9977people from state institutions, and suspended another 5434 with new state of emergency decrees issued on Tuesday.
According to the two new decrees, numbered 677 and 678, a total 9977 staff members, including 1988 from the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK), and 7586 from the Security General Directorate, have been permanently dismissed for allegedly “being members of terrorist organizations or organizations, groups that were listed by the National Security Council as acting against the security of the state.”
Moreover, a total of 5434 public servants working at state institutions have been suspended due to their alleged links to the Gulen movement, a civil society movement accused by Turkey’s government and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of masterminding a failed coup attempt in Turkey on July 15.
According one decree, a total of 500 foundations have been shut down over alleged links to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)/Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK); Gulen movement, and far-left Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party/Front (DHKP/C). In addition, 19 hospitals and 9 media outlets, including local newspapers, has been closed down with the same decree.