More academics dismissed, more associations shut down in Turkey
The AKP government has shut down 83 more associations and dismissed hundreds including Academics for Peace with the most recent decrees announced last night.
After the extension of the State of Emergency for the third consecutive time, the AKP/Palace ruling has now issued three new decrees numbered 679, 680 and 681.
83 ASSOCIATIONS CLOSED
Among the 83 associations that have been closed after the suspension of their activities are:
Ankara Democratic Peoples' Association, Bolu Youth, Culture and Solidarity Association, Gaziler Halkevi Association, Diclekent Halkevi Association, Ehmedê Xanî Language Academy, Ayışığı Art Association, Solidarity House Association, Solidarity with the Families of Victims Association, Kurdish Institute of Istanbul, Munzur Cultural Association, Yenikapı Theatre Sports Club Association, Smyrna Socialist Youth Association, Ayışığı Ekin Art Association, Democrat Arabs' Association, Justice for Roboski Peace for the Earth Association, Dersim Cultural Association and Ovacık Cultural Association.
MORE ACADEMICS FOR PEACE DISMISSED
The academics that have been dismissed with the most recent decree include those who signed the Academic for Peace declaration calling for an end to the bloodshed in the country. These include:
Ege University: Cansu Akbaş Demirel, Hanifi Kurt, Aslı Davas, Nilüfer Körükmez, Melek Göregenli, Nilgün Toker, Zerrin Kurtoğlu.
Ankara University Faculty of Communication: Leyla Işıl Ünal, Cenk Yiğitler, Bahar Şimşek, Burçin Kalkın Kızıldaş, Özlem Albayrak, Sevilay Çelenk Özcen, Tezcan Durna, Hasan Faruk Alpkaya.
Mardin Artuklu University: Selim Temo, Cuma Çiçek, Ferhat Yılmaz, İclal Ayşe Küçükkırca, Mesut Keskin, Siyaveş Azeri.
Munzur University: Adnan Şahin, Ahmet Kerim Gültekin, Gülçin Karabağ.
Yıldız Technical University: Melek Zorlu, Onur Özgür, Ömer Çelebi, Savaş Dede, Gürçağ Tuna.
HUNDREDS DISMISSED FROM MINISTRIES
The ministries of justice and health have the highest number of public employees dismissed from ministries. Accordingly, the government has dismissed;
1699 public workers from the Ministry of Justice and affiliated institutions,
838 from the Ministry of Health,
135 from the Directorate of Religious Affairs,
261 from Social Security Institution,
310 from the Revenue Administration,
114 from the Ministry of Customs and Trade,
43 from the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization,
60 from the Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs,
61 from the Ministry of Youth and Sports,
93 from the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock,
47 from the Ministry of Finance,
15 from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism,
13 from the Ministry of National Education,
4 from the Ministry of Defense.
On the other hand,
435 personnel have been dismissed from the Land Forces Command,
160 from the Naval Forces Command,
168 from the Air Forces Command,
1 from the General Staff.
In addition, 155 people have been dismissed from the Council of Higher Education (YÖK), 631 from the universities affiliated to YÖK and 2,687 from the General Directorate of Security.
The decrees also grant private security forces the right to use arms and police will be authorized to access the ID details of internet users with an amendment on 'crimes on social media'.
Those subjected to an investigation will be stripped of citizenship in the event of not giving their statements on the grounds of being abroad.