Turkey sacks 18500 state employees Turkey sacks 18500 state employees

Clay Curtis
July 11, 2018

Government officials have indicated that the emergency could be declared over as early as Monday.

But the government says they are necessary to remove a number of terrorist threats inside state institutions.

Turkey has been under state of emergency since July 2016 following an attempted coup that tried to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

There will be a lavish ceremony before the new cabinet is announced.

With his re-election, Erdogan has gained more executive power over legislation and the judiciary thanks to constitutional changes voters approved previous year. Erdogan promised to lift the state of emergency rule following last month's election, in which he was re-elected with 53% of the vote. The cleric, Fethullah Gulen, denies the allegations.

Over 110,000 public sector employees have been removed previously from their jobs via emergency decrees since July 2016, while tens of thousands more have been suspended.

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Moreover, 1,052 people, including judicial candidates and civil servants were dismissed from the Ministry of Justice.

More than 75,000 people have been arrested for alleged links to Gulen.

Tens of thousands of others have been fired or suspended in the enormous purge.

Some 1,052 civil servants and 199 academics were also among those dismissed, and at least three newspapers, a television channel and 12 associations were shut down.

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