With a new state of emergency decree, known as a KHK, the Turkish government has created a new neighborhood guard system that in the first phase will employ 7,000 people, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Saturday.
Neighborhood guards will work under rural branches of the police, according the 690th KHK, Anadolu said.
The government also issued the 689th KHK on Saturday, dismissing 3,974 people including 484 academics from state institutions while banning matchmaking programs on TV.
According to the report 1,037, including a general from the Turkish military, 1,127 from the Justice Ministry, 216 from the Ministry of Health, 56 from the Gendarmerie, 120 from the Coast Guard and 201 from the Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet) were dismissed, the highest figures in the new KHKs.
The government also shut down two more media outlets, in addition to the close to 200 that have already been forced to cease operations by government decrees.
Eighteen foundations and 13 health associations were shuttered by the decree. Fourteen associations were also closed, while five were allowed to reopen.
Similarly, 236 people who were previously dismissed were allowed return to their posts.