Turkey shuts 370 terror-linked NGOs

Organizations linked to PKK, ISIL, FETO, DHKP-C closed under state-of-emergency legislation

Turkey shuts 370 terror-linked NGOs

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey’s Interior Ministry shut down 370 non-governmental organizations on Friday.

According to a statement from the ministry, the organizations in 39 provinces were linked to the Fetullah Terror Organization (FETO), the PKK/KCK, the Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) and ISIL.

They were closed to protect security and public order, the authorities said.

Friday’s step was taken under state-of-emergency legislation, the ministry added.

The Interior Ministry said 153 organizations were associated with FETO while 190 were related to the PKK/KCK. Nineteen associations were connected to the DHKP-C and eight to ISIL.

After the deadly July 15 coup attempt, which martyred more than 246 people and injured nearly 2,200 others, Turkey declared a state of emergency.

Last Mod: 11 Kasım 2016, 17:30
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