Source: News Bharati English05 Oct 2016 16:12:10
Ankara, October 5: In the wake of July's failed coup, nearly 13,000 police officers were fired while dozens of air force officers detained in Turkey. Also, a TV station was shut down that claimed to be propagating terror agendas.
The announcement was done by Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus following which the suspensions were ordered. The cabinet had approved a 90-day extension to a state of emergency, renewing President Tayyip Erdogan's powers to govern by decree at least until January. . The emergency extension, which parliamentary is likely to wave through, allows taking decisions without oversight of the Constitutional Court, Turkey's highest legal body.
Also, Turkey put the lock on a television station IMC TV, for allegedly "spreading terrorist propaganda" after the country extended the state of emergency. "We reported on the Kurdish issue because it is probably the most challenging problem Turkey has been facing. As journalists, of course, we will have stories on this issue. But IMC TV is not only about this. We also reported on human rights, women's rights, other minorities and the bans imposed on the society," defended Banu Guven, a veteran journalist with the IMC TV.
According to the reports, over 100,000 military people, civil service, police, judiciary and universities were removed from their jobs. Also as many as 32,000 were detained. The government authorities of Turkey have a say that they aim to rid institutions of links to Gulen, whose organization it calls a terrorist network. Rights groups and some of Ankara's Western allies showed displeasure on the ongoing situation despite their denunciation of the coup attempt.