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Turkey Shuts Down 370 NGOs over Terror Links: Media

Turkey Shuts Down 370 NGOs over Terror Links: Media

ANKARA - Turkish government shut down 370 non-governmental organizations with links to terror groups on Friday, Local daily Hurriyet reported.
The interior ministry said in a statement that the organizations in 39 provinces were closed due to threats against national security.
Up to 190 of these organizations are linked with the Kurdistan Workers' Party, which is listed by the Turkish government as a terrorist organization, while 153 others are connected with the Gulen movement, which was accused of plotting the July 15 coup attempt by the authorities, it said.
The rest are linked with the Islamic States group and the outlawed Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front, it added.
The ministry also said that investigations of these organizations are ongoing, pledging "determination to fight all kinds of structures, groups and institutions with links to terror organizations."
The move was taken under the state of emergency legislation, the statement said.
Turkey declared a state of emergency after the July 15 coup attempt that killed more than 240 people and injured around 2,200. (Xinhua)