Turkey shuts 370 terror-linked NGOs
Turkey’s Interior Ministry shut down 370 non-governmental organizations on Friday, Anadolu reported.
According to a statement from the ministry, the organizations in 39 provinces were linked to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the PKK/KCK, the Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) and Daesh.
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 Daesh.
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.