Reuters: Turkey's Erdogan shuts schools, charities in first state of emergency decree
President Tayyip Erdogan tightened his grip on Turkey on Saturday, ordering the closure of thousands of private schools, charities and other institutions in his first decree since imposing a state of emergency after the failed military coup.
A restructuring of Turkey's once untouchable military also drew closer, with a planned meeting between Erdogan and the already purged top brass brought forward by several days.
The schools and other institutions are suspected by Turkish authorities of having links to U.S.-based Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen, who has many followers in Turkey. Erdogan has accused Gulen of orchestrating the July 15 coup attempt in which at least 246 people were killed. Gulen denies the accusation.
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WNU Editor: Turkey's deputy prime minister has said the following (see above video) .... that these detentions are just the 'tip of the iceberg'. Europe has voiced their disapproval of the continuing crack-down in Turkey, but no word yet from the White House .... Obama administration mum as Turkey's post-coup crackdown expands (FOX News)
More News On The Crack-Down In Turkey
Turkey extends detention without charge to 30 days -- BBC
Turkey Issues First Emergency Decree After Failed Coup -- WSJ
Turkey Decree to Close Gulen-Linked Institutions Is Enforced -- Bloomberg
Decree further curtails rights in Turkey -- DW
Turkey seizes over 2,250 institutions in post-coup crackdown -- US News and World Report
Turkey's president orders closure of 1,000 private schools linked to Gülen -- The Guardian
Turkey: Erdogan moves to shutter 2,340 institutions -- Al Jazeera
Fear grows as Turkey introduces state of emergency -- Al Jazeera
Nightly demonstrations follow failed coup in Turkey -- DW
Turkey's economy after the coup -- Al Jazeera
How people in Turkey feel about the failed coup one week on -- Ian Lee, CNN