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Turkey jails another 25 academics, university staff in post-coup crackdown

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A total of 25 people including faculty members and personnel at Malatya’s İnönü University were arrested over coup charges, bringing up the already high-number of academics jailed over their alleged ties to the July 15 failed coup bid, on Thursday.

Nearly 23,000 people from all walks of life have been under arrest since the failed coup attempt.

Critics blast on AK Party accusing it of tapping into the coup attempt in order to cleanse every dissenting voice from within state institutions

A recent decree that sacked 51,000 civil servants also included scores of academics who signed a pro-peace declaration in reaction to Turkish military’s fight against PKK. (Turkey Purge)


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