Turkey: Turkey’s Erdogan shuts schools, health clinics, charities in post-coup crackdown

July 24, 2016

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has ordered schools, health clinics and charities to shut down.

President Tayyip Erdogan tightened his grip on Turkey on Saturday, ordering the closure of thousands of private schools, charities and other institutions in his first decree since imposing a state of emergency after the failed military coup.

Turkish authorities also detained a nephew of Fethullah Gulen, the US-based Muslim cleric accused by Ankara of orchestrating the July 15 coup attempt, the Anadolu state news agency reported.

A restructuring of Turkey’s once untouchable military also drew closer, with a planned meeting between Erdogan and the already purged top brass brought forward by several days.

Critics of Erdogan fear he is using the abortive coup to wage an indiscriminate crackdown on dissent. The foundations targeted include, for example, the Association of Judges and Prosecutors (Yarsav), a secular group that criticised a recent judicial law drafted by Erdogan’s Islamist-rooted AK Party.


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http://www.yenicaggazetesi.com.tr/yarsav-kapatildi-142568h.htm (TURKISH)

http://www.diken.com.tr/ilk-ohal-kararnamesiyle-yarsav-da-kapatildi-baskan-arslan-aciga-alindi/ (TURKISH)


One thought on “Turkey: Turkey’s Erdogan shuts schools, health clinics, charities in post-coup crackdown

  1. peopleslawyers 24/07/2016 at 03:23 Reply

    According to Internet reports Yarsav is now banned.


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