Turkey turns another Gülen-affiliated dormitory into religious school

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A private dormitory in Sakarya that was confiscated by the government as part of an investigation into the Gülen movement has been turned into a religious vocational school, locally known as an imam-hatip.

The government took over the Erimez Men’s Dormitory in Sakarya’s Akyazı district on July 23, the same way it confiscated 2,100 other educational institutions including schools and universities in the aftermath of a July 15 coup attempt.

The dormitory officially became an imam-hatip middle school in a ceremony attended by Akyazı Mayor Hasan Akcan and District Director of Education Recep Özdemir along with teachers on Monday.

The Turkish government accuses the movement of masterminding the July 15 coup attempt, while the movement has repeatedly denied any involvement.

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