In First "Emergency" Decree, Erdogan Seizes Thousands Of Hospitals, Schools, Charities

Tyler Durden's picture

With the failed/staged Turkish coup quickly fading from memory and media attention, just as Erdogan likes it, and opposition from "western democracies" to a historic purge virtually non-existant aside from the occasional media soundbite, overnight Erdgoan implemented his first decree since imposing a state of emergency in the country last week, and tightened his grip on Turkey by ordering the closure of thousands of private schools, charities and other institutions in his first decree since imposing a state of emergency after the failed military coup.

In his first "emergency powers" decree, published by the Anadolu state news agency, Erdogan authorised the closure of 1,043 private schools, 1,229 charities and foundations, 19 trade unions, 15 universities and 35 hospitals over suspected links to the Gulen movement. The government also announced it would seize the properties of all these schools, universities and private institutions.

As documented, Erdogan has accused U.S.-based Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen, who has many followers in Turkey and abroad, of masterminding the failed coup, in which at least 246 people were killed. Gulen denies the charge and has condemned the coup.

In the decree Erdogan also extended to a maximum of 30 days from four days the period in which some suspects can be detained. It said this was "to facilitate a full investigation into the coup attempt."

State broadcaster NTV reported that Turkey's Supreme Military Council (YAS) will meet under Erdogan's supervision on July 28, a few days earlier than originally planned, a sign that the president wants to act fast to ensure the armed forces are fully under the government's control. Reinforcing that message, the YAS meeting - which usually takes place every August - will be held this time in the presidential palace, not as is customary at the headquarters of the military General Staff.

Further pointing that the coup had been staged, on Friday evening Erdogan held his first meeting since the coup with the head of the national intelligence agency, Hakan Fidan, after complaining of significant intelligence shortcomings ahead of the coup attempt. Despite media speculation, however, he did not sack Fidan. Naturally, this would be the first person that should be fired. Alternatively, in case Hakan was the person orchestrating a staged coup attempt, he should be promoted and decorated as the final outcome could not have been better for Erdogan.

On Friday, Turkey's ambassador to the US announced that Turkey had formally requested the extradition of Gullen, although there are conflicting reports over exactly what happened. Turkey expects to complete within a week to 10 days a dossier requesting Gulen's extradition from the United States, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told private broadcaster NTV in an interview.  Confirming that the entire process will be at best farcical, Washington has said Ankara needs to provide clear evidence of Gulen's involvement before it can agree to extradite him. Lawyers say the process could take many years.

The farce wouldn't be complete without continued Turkish support to "democracy" - speaking at a meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bankers in China on Saturday, Reuters reported that Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said Turkey would strongly adhere to democratic principles and the rule of law.

Meanwhile, the comedy for public consumption hit new highs yesterday, when the European Union urged Turkey "to respect under any circumstances the rule of law, human rights and fundamental freedoms", foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini and enlargement commissioner Johannes Hahn said in a joint statement. They slammed as "unacceptable" the sacking or suspension of tens of thousands of people in the education system, judiciary and the media and said they were monitoring the state of emergency "with concern".

So as Europe complains about "unacceptable" practices, here is a summary of what is taking place at this moment in Turkey:

  • The massive crackdown continues: the number of sacked/suspended rises to 76,644 and counting. More than 11,000 detained.
  • Turkey shuts down 15 universities, 934 schools, 104 foundations, 109 dormitories, 35 hospitals, 1,125 associations, 19 unions today.
  • The properties of all these schools, universities and private institutions has been seized.
  • Erdogan's decree has imposed such draconian measures for fired public employees that sacked police can't even get a job as a private guard.

We can only imagine what the independent media's reaction would be if the same putsch had taken place elsewhere, like for example in Russia.

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Au Member's picture

He's fucking going for it big time. Crazy cunt


Waiting for the knock on my door now from Erdogan's purge police. Can't call him names he gets upset

RAT005's picture

The Obamanation is probably leaking in his pants with excitement and jeolusy that none of his false flags are giving him so much Totalian Control.

kliguy38's picture

Seize their phones and take Pokemon away and they'll really have a revolution

BaBaBouy's picture

Butt Butt Butt ~~~ The omaba Admin Supports said Leader ~~~

Billy the Poet's picture

"I'm Henry the Eighth, I am. Henry the Eighth, I am, I am."

cossack55's picture

"enlargement commissioner".  Blue pill czar?

Dutti's picture

He's laying the foundation to create a lot more enemies and it would not be a surprise that this will lead to more violence in Turkey rather than less.

Billy the Poet's picture

All the top tyrants have their own foundation.

Dutti's picture

They slammed as "unacceptable" the sacking or suspension of tens of thousands of people in the education system, judiciary and the media and said they were monitoring the state of emergency "with concern".
The EU and their impotent, useless leaders would of course impose sanctions if Turkey was not  a "friend", NATO Partner and a possible future EU-member - what a cruel joke!

mvsjcl's picture

Kind of like the "failures" of US military and intelligence leading up to and during 9/11: No firings, and a heck of a lot of promotions in the wake of the event.

beemasters's picture

So is it true Russia has helped Erdogan which is why he is meeting Putin in August?

This relationship is too fast. It seems too sudden for 180 degree turn for nations that were not long ago cursing each other. Has Erdogan become Putin's BFF or is he now playing both sides (which explained why his plane wasn't shot down)?

conscious being's picture

Bee, to me, it's kind of simple. A few years ago, 2011?, America still looked like the sole, finacial/ military super power, in control of world events. Erdogan has more recently seen 1) the emporer has no clothes and 2) they're out to get him. Without a radical course correction, he will take the blame for the Syrian fiasco and risk going the way of Saddam and Gaddafi. Russia stopped the Syrian regieme change in it's tracks, in the process, displaying a great deal of capability. Erdogan made some tenative moves, like appologizing to Russia and the failed coup was the result. Sibel Edmunds predicts another coup attempt this year and a successful coup means a dead Erdogan, so he's reacting. Doing what he needs to do to survive. Before, defying the hedgemon meant certain death, but not anymore. It looks like big changes underway.

deja's picture

If anything, Putin is playing him. The Russian people have a deep hatred of Erdogan and Turkey.

TheVillageIdiot's picture

Clintons do, surprised Erdogan has not spun that up - though seizing all that property should be a decent start to feather the nest

Never One Roach's picture

Luckily, Obama said there be no violence and chaos in the world like the Doanld said there be,


Is he stupid or simpler a liar?

de3de8's picture

How is this guy any different from Assad, Khadaffi,Saddam,King Abdullah, Shah etc. Where deposed compare before and after or with those still in power, Syria excepted.

The Duke of New York A No.1's picture

The heavy hitters are the ratings agencies, embargoes, and CDS/currency manipulation.

Poundsand's picture

Leaked earlier today from Obama e-mail:

Recep!  Nice work on the whole coup thing.  You bravely faced overwhelming odds against the cleaning staff at the resort, and charged through those F-16's in that Gulfstream.  Smart thinking to make sure no air force planes had access to any ordinance the week before or you could have been in real trouble.  I probably would have still crapped my pants with them turning their radars on and off... whew! 

I was really wondering if you think it would work here.  Can your staff help me figure out a couple of minor points?  I know who I could blame it on (GOP) but I don't want to piss of the unions in charge of the police, teachers and universities, they are pretty much already in my back pocket.  So who else do you think I should add? 

Your BFF,

Obama the Magnificent

NoVa's picture

BFF ?  you mean - Black Fuck Friend... ?



bamawatson's picture

anagram: erdogan = da negro

Here2Go's picture
Here2Go (not verified) bamawatson Jul 23, 2016 3:18 PM

Not as good as Hillary Clinton


"Lynch a trillion"

logicalman's picture

erdogan = near god.

I think he believes that, in his own way.

He may even be correct - he's pissing off enough people to arrange a personal meeting.


unicorn's picture

erdogan = near dog


FireBrander's picture

Erdogan is/was a Stooge of the USA.

He was a good Stooge for a LONG time; so good, they let him be a part of NATO.

However...Erdo has had enough of the USA/EU and has begun building relations with Russia, Syria and, in a way, Iran.

Erdogan is the KEY for the USA's support/funding of ISIS to get "regime change" completed in Syria; without Erdogan, it all goes to shit.

Obama/Clinton have fucked this up ROYALLY!

A true gift from the Gods for Trump.

FireBrander's picture

Erdogan says "I'm sorry" to Putin for shooting down that jet...ISIS strikes the Turkish airport.

Erdogan continues to push for "restored relations" with Russia...a coup is attemtped.

Erdogan realigns further with Russia; pushing out all the secularists and his "West" friendly enemies.

What happens next? There has to be a HUGE push back by the USA/ISIS/NATO/G20; Turkeys former allies...

Erdogan Assassination? Erdogan missing? Regime change time is Turkey?

Probably not a good time to shedule a vacation in Turkey...and probably your last chance to get out before the lid really blows off.

DontGive's picture

Don't forget Turks buy tons of crude from hijacked oil fields under the table.

Do you think the CIA will put an end to that to give Erdogan the finger?

Not likely, the cash is too good. Just like they "handled" Afgainistan and its drug trade.

peddling-fiction's picture

One thing is to do business with them, and another is to allow them to have positions of power.

IndyPat's picture

Any reliable info or source that the oil still flows to turkey from Isis since Rus stepped in?

DontGive's picture

Gut check.

Just because it's not being reported doesn't mean it's not happening. It was all hush hush before the tanker bombings late last year/early this year; you could hear a mouse fart.

Now it's business as usual.

peddling-fiction's picture

+1 FireBrander

This is the way I see things as well.


Also, I think he is removing all secret society members in Turkey.

All of them.

Gulen is a Sufi, and thus is connected to these secret societies.

peddling-fiction's picture

This article has interesting info on Gulen´s 120 schools teaching Sufism in the States.

<-- Butthurt posters press here. <chuckle>

And his immigration process and buddies that helped him out.

azusgm's picture

Here's the list of 501(c)(3) organizations (other than churches) in Houston. The islamic representation is pretty high. Some with innocuous names (Aspire) aren't that easy to pick out.The Turquoise Institute is another one. That one has been involved in trips for legislators.

The Gulen Institute at the University of Houston is on the list. It is associated with the PhD program in social work. The director is a Turk. The previous director was a Turk. In fact, there seem to be several Turks scattered throughout the University of Houston faculty.

Gulen Institute Scholarships are awarded each year to students who:

  • are full time Ph.D. students.
  • have a competitive GRE score.
  • have experience and/or interest in either international affairs or religious studies.

Here is a book about the Gulen movement written by one of the sociology professors at U of H.

In fact, I took a couple of economics courses including economics of energy from Gurcan Gulen PhD at U of H. He was one of my favorites (along with Frank Holt in the history department). Keep Gurcan here but send The Big Gulen away.

peddling-fiction's picture

Gulen´s website in the States:

Gulen´s movement website called Hizmet (The Service):

Lots and lots of links to Gulenist sites that reach out to the world:

South Pacific's picture

Off topic, but just a quick thanks for posting the link to the Springmeier Doc, a few weeks back. An interesting work indeed

peddling-fiction's picture

A big eye opener isn´t it? Are you OK considering the disheartening content? If others are interested you can download it HERE. You best be walking with God to read it. Truth can be quite overwhelming.


Here is the next book by the same author about the 13 leading bloodlines.

South Pacific's picture

That it is, It leaves one feeling somewhat powerless, seeing just what one is up against. Had a read of the "Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion" afterward, that is one dark peice of work also,- the two items in many ways validate one another, Especially when one stops to evaluate recent history, those two books allow many pieces of the puzzle to fall into place.  Personally i am very far from walking in the way of god, which is not for lack of wanting to change, But as an extremely wary individual i hold deep suspicion towards religious institutions , as being corrupted, a suspicion that is only re-inforced from those two works. I would agree with you that it would certainly help to walk with God before delving into it, but i would also recommend it to those such as myself who are wayward, whom are wanting to change, - it holds many awnsers for the critical mind, and in way of the knowledge imparted, also offers good defence. A good day to you, Thanks for sharing  

peddling-fiction's picture

As far as really walking with God, it is a personal thing first.

We need to start to understand what the world is up against.

Since these people are avid Luciferians, and considering they are the wealthiest and most informed people on Earth, does that not help confirm the existence of God simply by understanding their earnest belief and worship of Lucifer/Satan?

Now if we indeed are up against Lucifer and his minions, isn´t walking with God the only way to stand up and defy this madness and evil.


Or how about the hate and mocking of Jesus Christ by the Jews?

Why don´t they just ignore Jesus Christ if he was a "false prophet", as the Jews express?


This is food for thought.

No fear and God Bless.

South Pacific's picture

Absolutely, it is the changes you make deep at your core that count, no other on this earth is likely to fully understand your internal battles during this transition, even your closest loved ones. And that there-in is also the hard part, as depending what kind of life you were living prior to the decision to walk in the way of God, it is likely that bad habits are very deeply ingrained, even on a subconcious level, and that a lot of good progress can be undone by a temporarily lapse to ones old self in a trying situation.I wont generalise anyone into my above description, as it may be merely stubbornness or a weakness of character on my part to feel that way.  Yes it does, I hope i have not sent mixed signals, i am not trying to argue the existance of either God nor Satan with you. Personally it has been witnessing the evidence of satan and his minions works in this life (in an ever increasing amount once one knows what to look for), that has played a big part in my acceptance of God. I have met many in this life who profess to be true to their chosen religions, but their actions or 'fruits' per say tell an entirely different story, Saying it is one thing, meaning it is entirely another. Rightly or wrongly this has led me to the conclusion that 'true' Christians, that is Christians by action, not word, are very few today indeed. So strength to you, and anyone else reading this in my shoes, who is on the rocky road of making sure their actions and intentions make us worthy of professing Christ. Thanks for the links and your time. Kia kaha maia kaha as the natives here would say 

peddling-fiction's picture

Thanks for your honest words.

Losing my bad habits and living good ones has been the most important aspect of my transformation.

We need to follow the commandments willingly to be able to walk with God.

Be strong be steadfast be willing to do His will.

The Wizard's picture

The US is supporting Erdogan as a test run for this country. Globalists are sitting back watching the reaction of the people. Create chaos, observe the reaction, offer the solution.

peddling-fiction's picture

"Globalists are sitting back watching the reaction of the people. Create chaos, observe the reaction, offer the solution."

I agree with this.

However, I do not believe the U.S. is happy at all with Erdogan.

He is pivoting towards Russia and the Middle East.

Europe is toast and the U.S. is bankrupt.

Just in on RT:

InsaneBane's picture

It is part of the worldwide plan to centralize power and turn the electorate into the ultimate enemy..Who is the opressor and who will be opressed?

The question is retorical, it will grow once you feed it.