Briefing on decrees and dismissals

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The Turkish government continues to issue decrees under the state of emergency powers in an attempt to remove members of the Gulen Movement from the state bureaucracy.

  • As part of its ongoing efforts to rid state bureaucracy of infiltration by the Gulen movement, the government has removed a further 3,974 public employees from their positions.
  • The expulsions come after last July’s attempted coup d’etat and the government sees them as crucial in securing state bureaucracy, but critics claim they are leading to skills shortages.
  • Critics have raised also questions over due process, to which the government is responding by establishing an independent commission to assess the expulsions.

Since last July’s attempted coup d’etat, the Turkish government has been deeply concerned by the threat of infiltration of state bureaucracy by hostile elements. The government has identified the Gulen Movement as being behind the attempted coup d’etat. Many members of this movement…


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4 May 2017

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