ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
Some 2,756 personnel have been dismissed from various state institutions with a new state of emergency decree in Turkey.
Two new statutory decrees were published in the Official Gazette on Dec. 24.
Under the decree, 637 soldiers from the Turkish Armed Forces, including 155 from land, 155 from naval and 327 others from the air forces, were expelled.
Some 360 officials were dismissed from the general command of gendarmerie forces.
Sixty-one officials from the police forces and four from the Coast Guard Command were dismissed.
The new decree also reinstated 115 people who had been dismissed from their jobs.
Some 341 people from the Directorate of Religious Affairs were dismissed, while 18 others were reinstated.
Tens of thousands of public employees have been dismissed since a state of emergency was imposed in the wake of the July 15, 2016 coup attempt over alleged links to the U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, widely believed to have been behind the thwarted coup.