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Erdoğan appoints higher education board chairman as his advisor

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has removed the chairman of Turkey’s Higher Education Board (YÖK), Yekta Saraç, from his position and appointed him as...

Turkey to reopen universities on Oct. 1 under COVID-19 measures

Turkey will reopen universities on Oct. 1 with measures in place to counter the coronavirus, the country’s higher education board announced on Friday, the...

Turkey’s higher education board dismisses rector attempting to hire wife at university

Turkey’s Higher Education board (YÖK) has dismissed Hüseyin Bağ, the rector of the Pamukkale University, who was accused of attempting to employ his wife...

Turkey working on bill allowing dismissal of academics for ‘terrorist propaganda’

The National Education Committee in the Turkish parliament has approved a bill that provides for the dismissal of academic personnel at universities for “disseminating terrorist propaganda,” the...

Turkey’s higher education body dissolves Davutoğlu-affiliated university’s administration

Turkey’s Higher Education Board (YÖK) has decided to temporarily revoke the operating license of Şehir University and transfer its administration to Marmara University as a guarantor, BBC...

Erdoğan orders establishment of all-female universities

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has called for the establishment of all-female universities, ordering the Council of Higher Education (YÖK) to work towards that end, the T24...

[ANALYSIS] What happened to the 15 now-closed Gülen-linked universities and their assets?

The Turkish government issued a decree immediately after a failed coup in 2016 and ordered the closure of 15 universities affiliated with the faith-based Gülen movement,...

Turkey’s Constitutional Court re-elects its incumbent president Aslan

Turkey’s Constitutional Court on Thursday re-elected Zühtü Arslan as its president, according to the Hürriyet Daily News. Arslan received the support of nine members in...

[OPINION] Turkey’s academics: traitors to an unconstitutional regime

Mehmet Efe Çaman We know Turkey is no longer a democracy. What does that mean for academics? What does it mean for universities? Regardless of...

YÖK says Boğaziçi academic fired for signing peace declaration

Turkey's Higher Education Board (YÖK) has announced that Noémi Levy-Aksu, an assistant professor of history at Turkey’s prestigious Boğaziçi University, who was dismissed from...

YÖK cancels work permit of British academic who signed peace declaration

Turkey's Higher Education Board (YÖK) has cancelled the work permit of a British academic, Chris Stephenson, who signed a peace declaration which in early...

YÖK says lists of to-be-purged academics determined by universities

Turkey's Higher Education Board (YÖK) has said the names of academics who are purged from universities through controversial government decrees are determined by the...

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