Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Turkey Issues Travel Ban For All Academics

DW: Academics banned from traveling as Erdogan convenes cabinet, security council

Turkish academics overseas have been told to return home by Turkey's higher education board. It's also banned academics from leaving Turkey, say state media. President Tayyip Erdogan is chairing top meetings in Ankara.

Turkey under the post-coup grip of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan widened its purge of the military and police to include thousands more persons within the nation's education sector on Wednesday.

Turkey's Higher Board of Education banned academics from leaving for work trips abroad and urged those overseas to return home "within the shortest possible time," according to the state-run Anadolu news agency.

State-run broadcaster TRT said Istanbul University (pictured above) had already removed 95 academics from their posts.

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More News On Turkey Issuing A Travel Ban For All Academics

Turkey bans all academics from travel in latest post-coup measure -- Washington Post
Turkey issues travel ban on academics after failed coup -- Al Jazeera
All Turkish academics banned from traveling abroad amidst widening post-coup purge. -- RT
Turkey coup: Purge widens to education sector -- BBC
Turkey sacks 15,000 education workers in purge after failed coup -- The Guardian
Turkey suspends further 6,500 education ministry staff: Turkish official -- Reuters

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