State of emergency investigation commission members chosen
by Daily Sabah
ANKARAMay 17, 2017 - 12:00 am GMT+3
by Daily Sabah
May 17, 2017 12:00 am
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said Tuesday that members of the State of Emergency Decrees Investigation Commission have been appointed. Stressing that more than 20,000 people have been returned to their posts after their complaints about suspension were evaluated, Yıldırım said that the State of Emergency Decrees Investigation Commission will begin work as soon as possible.
The prime minister said that complaints will be evaluated by the commission. "Those whose complaints are considered to be just will have their rights re-instated with this regulation," he said, adding that those whose complaints are not considered legitimate will be able to file a lawsuit. The commission will receive applications about removals or dismissals from public service and educational institutions, as well as the closure of associations, etc.
Applications to the commission will be made through governors' offices. Those who have been removed from public service, from professions or organizations, as well as those who have been suspended, may also apply to the institution where they last worked.
The commission will consist of seven members, three of whom will be appointed by the prime minister, one by the Justice Ministry, one by the Interior Ministry, and two who will be appointed by the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK). The commission's term will be two years, and members are expected to take receipt of around 100,000 applications regarding decree decisions within their term.
The commission is entitled to demand any information and documents from public institutions and judicial authorities except documents subject to confidentiality as part of an investigation or others classified as state secrets. Public institutions and judicial authorities are obliged to provide the requested information to the commission within the scope of its duties immediately, and to facilitate any inquiries.
Tens of thousands of people tied to the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ) have been dismissed or suspended from duty in the public sector since the July 15 coup attempt, while hundreds have being arrested for their involvement in the coup and participating in the crimes of FETÖ. There have been claims of unjust suspension or dismissals from those who say they are not linked to FETÖ.