Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Turkey Purges Thousands Of Teachers, Education Officials, And University Deans

BBC: Turkey coup: Purge widens to education sector

More than 15,000 education staff in Turkey have been suspended after last week's failed coup, as a purge of state officials widens still further.

The ministry of education accused them of links to Fethullah Gulen, a US-based cleric the Turkish government says was behind Friday's uprising.

Mr Gulen denies any involvement.

More than 1,500 university deans have also been ordered to resign and the licences of 21,000 teachers working at private institutions revoked.

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WNU Editor: It looks like officials employed in religious institutions are next .... Turkey removes 492 state religious personnel after failed coup (Reuters)

More News On Turkey Purging Teachers And Education Officials

Turkey Seeks to Rid Education of Erdogan Opponents After Coup Attempt -- New York Times
Turkey Escalates Purge of Teachers, Workers Allegedly Connected to Failed Coup -- VOA
Turkey suspends more than 15,000 education workers in widening purge -- Washington Post
Turkey 'suspends 15,000 state education employees' after attempted coup -- The Independent
Turkey Fires 24,000 Teachers, Police in Coup Plotters Hunt -- AP
Licenses of 21,000 Turkish teachers have been revoked: ministry official -- Reuters
Turkey's education ministry reportedly fires 15,200 for ties to failed coup -- FOX news
Turkey's education board demands 1,577 university deans resign -- Reuters

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