Of these, almost half are from the General Directorate of Security.
The Turkish authorities have reduced from service and deprived of privileges nearly 18,000 civil servants, including about 9,000 ex-employees of the Main Directorate of Security and nearly 200 academicians. The powers of four deputy governors of the provinces and four high-ranking officials from the executive were terminated. The dismissed will not be able to work in state structures any more.
As reported by TASS, this is stated in the government’s “decree, which has the force of law,” published in the official Gazette of Resmi Gazete. Documents of this kind do not need to be sent to the parliament for approval.
Mass purge of personnel is connected with the failed attempt of a coup in 2016, because of which the state of emergency continues to operate in the country.