110,000 lost their jobs by decree – Turkish Deputy PM

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ has said that 110,778 people had lost their jobs in Turkey’s public sector as a result of state of emergency decrees issued in the wake of the July 2016 failed coup attempt, independent news website T24 reported.

“The total number of people suspended through all decrees with the force of law was 110,778, and the number returned to work was 3,604,” Bozdağ said. “The net number of people suspended at the moment is 107,174.”

He said 105,151 people had appealed the decisions to the State of Emergency Affairs Examination Commission and it had examined 1,562 cases and accepted 41 individuals’ appeals.

Only those who have had their appeal rejected by the commission may go on to take their case to the European Court of Human Rights.

Bozdağ also said all of the victims of a scam that redirected users to IP addresses associated with a mobile application connected to the Gülen movement, which the Turkish government says was behind the failed coup attempt, had now been released from jail or custody.