17:29 Jul. 23, 2016
Charities, private shools, unions closed under Erdogan's decree
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday ordered the closure of thousands of private schools, charity funds, and other institutions after introducing a state of emergency, Reuters reports.
The emergency rule followed a military coup attempt last Friday.
Erdogan earlier vowed to restructure the military and give it "fresh blood," adding a new coup was possible, but would not be easy because authorities were now more vigilant.
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Turkey's Supreme Military Council will meet under Erdogan's supervision on July 28, a few days earlier than originally planned, private broadcaster NTV reported, a sign that the president wants to act fast to ensure the armed forces are fully under the government's control.