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Two new Decrees issued; 3 media outlets closed, 928 people discharged

Two statutory decrees, no. 693 and 694 have been published in the Official Gazette and come into force as part of the State of Emergency.   928 public officers including 120 academics have...
25 Ağustos 2017

Two statutory decrees, no. 693 and 694 have been published in the Official Gazette and come into force as part of the State of Emergency.

 

928 public officers including 120 academics have been discharged. Three associations, the only daily newspaper published in Kurdish in Turkey Rojeva Medya, the Şûjin women’s news website and Dicle Media News Agency were all claimed by the National Security Council to have engaged in activities against the national security of the state and were closed.

 

Turkish Penal Code, Anti- Terror Law and National Intelligence Agency Law were amended. Investigations now can be launched into crimes that MPs committed before or after elections. Authorization for investigation was granted to Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office. In addition, in the case of “terrorism-related crimes”, the upper limit of detention period was increased from 3 years to 5 years.

 

 The National Intelligence Coordination Council (MİKK) was formed and together with the National Intelligence Agency (MİT) both will serve under the President. Any investigation against the Chief of National Intelligence Agency will require the permission of the President.

 

25/08/2017

 

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