Aljazeera- Türkiye medya kuruluşlarını kapatıyor,generalleri postalıyor
Türkiye medya kuruluşlarını kapatıyor,generalleri postalıyor
Türk hükümeti başarısız darbe girişimi sonrası güvenlik güçleri ve medyayı sarsacak bir kararname yayınladı
Turkey shuts scores of media outlets, sacks generals
The Turkish government issues a new decree shaking up security forces and media in wake of failed coup attempt.
According to the government decree, which was published in the official gazette of the republic late on Wednesday, three news agencies, 16 television channels, 23 radio stations, 45 daily newspapers, 15 magazines and 29 publishing houses have been ordered to shut down.
Among them are Zaman Newspaper, Samanyolu News Channel and Cihan News Agency, which have previously been accused of supporting the movement of Fethullah Gulen, the US-based cleric and businessman blamed by the Turkish government for the failed coup bid on July 15.
A total of 1,684 members of the armed forces, including 127 generals and 32 admirals, were also being dismissed from the Turkish military as result of their alleged connections to the Gulen movement, according to the decree, the second to be issued under the powers of the state of emergency.
Interior ministry takes over key security force
In one of the most significant institutional changes since the coup attempt, the decree also announced that the gendarmerie and the coast guard would in future fall under the interior ministry and not the army.
The gendarmerie, which is responsible for public order in rural areas that fall outside the jurisdiction of police forces, as well as assuring internal security and general border control, had always been part of the military. Its removal is seen as a blow to the armed forces’ clout.
The decree will now move to parliament, which is dominated by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP). The legislature has oversight powers on such decrees, adopted as part of the state of emergency which entered into force on Thursday.
The new decree will come in to affect on July 29, according to Turkey’s state owned Anadolu Agency.