The Inquiry Commission on the State of Emergency measures reviews and concludes the applications concerning the measures adopted under the state of emergency decree-laws, such as the dismissal of public officials, cancellation of scholarship, annulment of the ranks of retired personnel and the closure of some institutions. The Commission employs a total of 250 personnel, 80 of whom are rapporteurs (judges, experts, inspectors).

Application Process and Classification

  • The Commission has set up a data processing infrastructure in order to receive, archive and examine applications in an electronic environment, and the information on the applications acquired from more than 20 institutions and organizations have been recorded in this system.
  • Classification, registration and archiving of a total of 490,000 files, including personnel files transferred from their institutions, court files and former applications, have been completed.

Decisions of the Commission

  • By the decree-laws issued within the scope of the state of emergency, a total of 131,922 measures were taken, 125,678 of which were dismissal from public service.
  • The number of applications submitted to the Commission is 126,300 as of 26 December 2019. Regarding the number of the decisions delivered by the Commission (98,300), the number of pending applications is 28,000.
  • The Commission started its decision-making process on 22 December 2017 and as of 26 December 2019, the Commission has delivered 98,300 (9,600 accepted, 88,700 rejected) decisions. 50 of the acceptance decisions are related to the opening of organizations that were shut down (associations, foundations, television channels).
  • Accordingly, 78 percent of the applications have been decided within a period of 24 months since the date of the beginning of the Commission’s decision-making process.
  • The decisions of the Commission are circulated to the institutions where the persons lastly took office for the purpose of being notified. The procedure of appointment of those whose applications were accepted is carried out by the institution where they lastly took office and the Council of Higher Education where relevant.
  • An annulment action may be brought before the Ankara Administrative Courts determined by the Council of Judges and Prosecutors against the decisions of the Commission and the institution or organization where the relevant person lastly took office, within a period of sixty days as from the date of notification of the decision.


State of Applications

  • The applicants are able to acquire information on the stage of the applications filed with the Commission and the outcome of the decision (“acceptance” or “rejection”) through the app of “The Inquiry Commission on State of Emergency Measures- Application Follow-up System” on the Commission’s website.


Activity Report

  • The activity report of the Commission was published on the Commission’s website in January. The English version of the activity report can be accessed at

As an effective remedy, the Commission delivers individualized and reasoned decisions as a result of speedy and extensive examination. The Commission conducts the examination in terms of membership, affiliation, connection or contact with terrorist organizations or structures/entities or groups established by the National Security Council as engaging in activities against the national security of the State. In addition, decisions taken by the judicial authorities are monitored through the UYAP system.

The mandate of the Commission has been extended for one year in line with Article 3 of the Law no. 7075 with the Presidential Decree no. 2019/443 published on 26 December 2019 in the Official Gazette.

The Inquiry Commission on the State of Emergency Measures Activity Report (2018) published in English

The report on the activities of the Inquiry Commission on the State of Emergency Measures since its establishment and all the procedures related to the decision-making process has been published in English.

The Inquiry Commission on the State of Emergency Measures, which was established in order to assess and conclude the applications concerning measures which were carried out directly by the decree laws within the scope of the state of emergency. According to the announcement to the public recently that the Commission delivered decisions concerning more than half of the 126,000 application files within a period of the fifteen months decision-making process.

The Commission, which the European Court of Human Rights acknowledged as a domestic remedy, hosted many European delegations. The high-level delegations of the European Court of Human Rights, the Council of Europe, European Parliament and the EU Delegation to Turkey had the opportunity to observe the activities of the Commission on the spot with transparency and appreciated the Commission’s work.

In the activity report published, the Commission activities, from data analysis system to decision samples, from the measures taken by the Decree Laws to the statistical data related to the decisions are included.

By the report prepared by the Commission, it was aimed to give comprehensive information at the international level about the activities conducted by the Commission. Accordingly, the report will be shared with international organisations, foreign delegations and media representatives. In addition, access to the entire report is provided at