Turkey dismisses another 330 academics, brings total to 7,316


Date posted: February 8, 2017

A total of 330 academics were dismissed in a new government decree, issued on Tuesday, bringing the total number of academics who lost their jobs after a failed coup on July 15 to 7,316.

Professors, associate professors and lecturers from nearly all universities in Turkey were targeted in the government’s post-coup crackdown. Academics were accused of links to the Gülen movement, which the government pinned the blame on for July 15 coup attempt.

The movement denies any involvement.

Source: Turkey Purge , February 8, 2017


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