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    Turkey's Erdogan Purges 18,000 Civil Servants With Decree

    It didn't take long for Erdogan, who two weeks ago was re-elected as Turkish president with a majority of the vote and the critical extra benefit of undisputed executive powers, to flew his newly-found muscles, and on Sunday Turkey provided a glimpse of what to expect under Erdogan's "new" regime, when it issued a decree dismissing more than 18,000 civil servants, half of which were from the police force, ahead of the expected lifting of a two-year-old state of emergency later this month, first imposed after an attempted coup in July 2016. The announcement comes one day before Erdogan swears his presidential oath on Monday, inaugurating his powerful executive presidency.

    According to the decree 18,632 people, including nearly 9,000 police officers, 6,000 members of the military, 199 academics from universities across the country as well as hundreds of ordinary teachers were sacked. Their passports will be cancelled, according to the decree published in the Official Gazette early on Sunday.

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    what to expect under Erdogan's "new" regime
    Same as before. There are already 160,000 political prisioners in jail. Just another dictator. He also shut down three organizations, three newspapers, and one TV station in this latest round. Can't have any opposition. Putin has shut down opposition media too (though none lately).

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