Nearly 4 thousand civil servants were dismissed in Turkey on Saturday during a new round of purges that followed the attempted military coup against President Erdogan in July 2016. It is reported Bi-bi-si.
According to the decree, published in state Gazette T. C. Resmi Gazete, their posts are devoid of 1127 staff of the Ministry of justice (including prison guards), more than a thousand soldiers, 484 research workers, 201 officers of the Ministry of religious Affairs and other officials – a total of 3974 person.
All lost their jobs listed in the decree by name.
The state of emergency imposed in Turkey after the coup attempt, allows you to enter new restrictions.
In the same issue of the T. C. Resmi Gazete published a decree banning the popular Turkish TV show about Dating and weddings. “On radio and TV can’t be allowed the existence of programs that introduce people to find a couple of them”, – stated in the decree.
On Saturday morning, Turkey has blocked Wikipedia. Earlier, one of the users of the online encyclopedia edited article on Erdogan, calling him a dictator. Although the edit was quickly removed by the editors, the screenshots sold on the social networks.
The Turkish authorities regularly block access to various Internet sites, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Mass purges and arrests were deployed in Turkey after the Turkish military failed to seize power from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has ruled the country for 14 years – first as Prime Minister and then as President. Since July of last year in total were laid off more than 120 thousand people, more than 40 thousand have been arrested.
17 April, Turkey held a referendum the majority of citizens voted for the expansion of presidential powers and the abolition of the post of Prime Minister. According to the Supreme electoral Council of Turkey “for” vote of 51.4% came to the polling stations, against 48.6 per cent.
International observers from the OSCE stated that the campaign for the referendum did not meet international standards.