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41 governors replaced, 19 recalled to Ankara in new gov’t decree

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Forty-one governors across Turkey have been replaced while 19 have been recalled to Ankara after the reassignments were published in the Official Gazette on Wednesday following their approval by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

According to the government decree on the replacement of the governors, 12 district governors have been appointed as governors, while former Sakarya Governor Hüseyin Avni Coş, a controversial figure, has been appointed as a central governor, a desk job in Ankara.

Coş, a close ally of Erdoğan, challenged coup plotters with an automatic weapon in front of the Sakarya Governor’s Office following a failed coup attempt in Turkey on July 15, 2016.

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