Turkey shuts scores of media outlets, sacks generals

Written by on July 28, 2016

images (3)The Turkish government has issued a new decree ordering the closure of scores of media organizations as it widens its crackdown in the wake of a failed coup attempt earlier this month. According to the government decree, which was published in the official gazette of the republic late on Wednesday, three news agencies, sixteen television channels, twenty-three radio stations, forty-five daily newspapers, fifteen magazines and twenty-nine publishing houses have been ordered to shut down.

 

A total of one thousand, six hundred and eighty-four members of the armed forces, including one hundred and twenty-seven generals and thirty-two admirals, are also being dismissed from the Turkish military.  The new decree will come in to effect on the twenty-ninth of July, 2016.


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