martedì 19 luglio 2016

Erdogan's purges

Recep Tayyip Erdogan 
In the aftermath of the failed coup, the Turkish government escalated its wide-ranging crackdown ordering the expulsion or arrest of nearly 50,000 security and civil service personnel. According to The Globe and Mail, 85 generals and admirals are jailed and are pending trial over their roles in the coup attempt; 6,000 allegedly pro-coup soldiers arrested or suspended, out of Turkey’s 620,000-member military. About 9,000 police officers from the 250,000-strong force have been arrested or suspended as well. 21,000 public-sector teachers whose licences were revoked and 1,577 university deans and rectors ordered to resign by Turkey’s High Education Board. 8,777 Interior Ministry employees fired, including 30 governors, 52 civil service inspectors and 16 legal advisers. 492 clerics, preachers and religious teachers and 257 staff in the Prime Minister’s Office fired; 399 employees of the Ministry of Family and Social Policies stripped of their responsibilities. (IT log defence) Foto: The Globe and Mail (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)