ACADEMICS SACKED FROM THEIR POSITIONS AT TURKISH UNIVERSITIES
Turkey survived a military coup attempt on July 15 that killed over 240 people and wounded more than a thousand others. Immediately after the putsch, the government along with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan passed a decree ordering the closure of 15 universities and 800 student dorms across Turkey. The shutting down of the universities has left 61,382 students in academic limbo. The same decree also ordered the dismissal of 3,500 academics working at 94 universities across Turkey. Some of them are currently under arrest.
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