Turkish ministry reinstates hundreds of police officers

Interior Ministry allows 734 police officers suspended earlier for suspected links to FETO to return to their jobs

Turkish ministry reinstates hundreds of police officers

The Interior Ministry Friday reinstated hundreds of police officers who had been suspended from their jobs for suspected links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO).

In a statement, the ministry said 734 police officers would be reinstated.

Earlier Friday, the government officially fired 928 public workers suspected of having links to terrorist organizations and groups seen as a threat by the National Security Council (MGK), while giving some workers sacked before a chance to return as civil servants.

The two new comprehensive decrees published in the Official Gazette Friday had been debated at an Aug. 15 Cabinet meeting chaired by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

After the defeated coup attempt of July 15, 2016, which martyred 250 people and injured some 2,200, Turkey declared a state of emergency, under which the government since has been issuing statutory decrees based on Article 91 of the Constitution.


Source: Anaodlu Agency

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