Long line at Turkish PM's office against unjust coup probes
HÜRRİYET photoLong queues were formed on Sept. 21 in front of the Prime Ministry office in Ankara, as large numbers of state employees suspended or fired in state of emergency decrees after Turkey’s July 15 coup attempt appealed against their administrative convictions.
Those who were suspended or laid off in probes targeting suspected members of the Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ) applied to centers newly opened under the Prime Ministry’s Communication Center (BİMER), demanding the reevaluation of the administrative decisions taken against them.
The appeals will be evaluated by a commission formed with the coordination of the Security Works General Directorate and with the observation of the Prime Ministry Undersecretary.
Prime Minister Binali Yıldrım had announced the formation of the centers to combat wrongful prosecutions made as part of the investigation into civil servants suspected of having links to FETÖ.
A total of 79,900 civil servants have been suspended and 5,014 have been dismissed with state of emergency decrees since the failed July 15 coup attempt.
The dismissed personnel were evaluated to be members of or have contact with structures or groups determined by the National Security Council (MGK) to be acting against the national security of the state.