Over 900 public workers dismissed, 57 readmitted in new decrees

Published 25.08.2017 00:00
Updated 25.08.2017 11:29

The Turkish government on Friday officially fired 928 public workers suspected of having links with terrorist organizations and groups seen as a threat by the National Security Council (MGK), while giving workers sacked before a chance to return as civil servants.

The two new comprehensive decrees published in the Official Gazette Friday had been debated at an Aug. 15 Cabinet meeting chaired by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

The decrees allow 57 public workers who had been previously sacked to return to their positions.

After the defeated coup of July 15, 2016, which killed 250 people and injured some 2,200, Turkey declared a state of emergency, under which the government since has been issuing statutory decrees based on Article 91 of the Constitution.

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