Turkey sacks 18,500 state employees in new decree

Some 18,632 people have been sacked including 8,998 police officers 3,077 army soldiers

The country's Official Gazette said that a total of 6,152 personnel from the army, air force and navy had been sacked, as well as 8,998 police officers.

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Critics say Mr Erdogan is using the extra powers permitted under emergency rule to target opponents, while human rights defenders have said the purges are arbitrary.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves to parliamentarians as he arrives to attend the opening session of the new parliament in Ankara, Turkey, Saturday, July 7, 2018.

Another 1,052 civil servants from the justice ministry and linked institutions have been fired as well as 649 from the gendarmerie and 192 from the coast guard.

Mr Erdogan will be inaugurated as president for a second term today after his victory in the first round of elections last month.The purge, ordered under a state of emergency that has been in place since an attempted coup in 2016, was a significant statement of intent.

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More than 7,000 academics have been sacked since the aftermath of the failed coup in 2016.

The emergency has been renewed seven times and the latest period is officially due to end on July 19.

The Turkish government blames the July coup, 2016, living in the United States of the theologian Fethullah gülen, and the charges of belonging to a "terrorist group Fethullah" is used during the purges constantly.

Turkey has dismissed thousands of civil servants under an emergency decree for alleged links to terror groups. The majority of those fired under the emergency are accused of links to Gulen.

Tens of thousands of others have been fired or suspended in the enormous purge. At least three newspapers, a television channel and several associations also shut down.

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