Turkey fires over 18,000 civil servants ahead of expected lifting of emergency rule

SLAMIC CLERIC Fethullah Gulen L (Turkish PRESIDENT Recep ERDOGAN Former allies turned bitter enemies. Gulen believes that the 2016 failed coup in Turkey was in fact engineered to benefit Erdogan.
SLAMIC CLERIC Fethullah Gulen L (Turkish PRESIDENT Recep ERDOGAN Former allies turned bitter enemies. Gulen believes that the 2016 failed coup in Turkey was in fact engineered to benefit Erdogan.

Turkey issued a decree on Sunday dismissing more than 18,000 civil servants, half of which were from the police force, ahead of this month’s expected lifting of a two-year-old state of emergency imposed after an attempted coup in July 2016.

The decree follows President Tayyip Erdogan’s victory in last month’s presidential election and comes before he swears his oath on Monday, inaugurating a powerful executive presidency.

The decree dismissed 199 academics from universities across the country, as well as more than 5,000 personnel from the armed forces.

Turkish authorities had already dismissed around 160,000 civil servants since the failed military intervention, the U.N. human rights office said in March.

Among those detained, more than 50,000 have been formally charged and kept in jail during their trials.

Turkey’s Western allies have criticized the crackdown. Critics of President Tayyip Erdogan accuse him of using the failed putsch as a pretext to quash dissent. Turkey says the measures are necessary to combat threats to national security.

REUTERS

  • Niemals

    What kind of decree the sultan Tayyip Erdogan’s will impose to prevent further lira losses, it has lost more than 20 percent of its value against the dollar since the start of the year.
    The risk is that will increase the price of imports, making Turkish people effectively poorer.
    It could also encourage more investors to pull their money out if they expect that the value of their investments to drop as the currency declines.

    Instead of claiming the measures of dismissing more than 18,000 civil servants, he should save the Turkish lira which is necessary to combat threats to national security.

    The sultan issued a decree on Sunday dismissing more than 18,000 civil servants, half of which were from the police force, ahead of this month’s expected lifting of a two-year-old state of emergency imposed after an attempted coup in July 2016.

  • Niemals

    The sultan of 21st-century Turkey!

    Turkey’s new presidential system will officially enter into force on Monday.
    That will give Erdoğan powers that no democratically elected leader of Turkey has ever had.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f71a83ce9c6cb5d12ace8ad1849c438299bf03937217632cf5d446ff17fb05ff.jpg Erdoğan will now be able to overrule the judiciary at any time.
    The oversight of an independent and impartial judiciary will therefore be effectively impossible!