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MowCowWhoHow III

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Tue Jul 19, 2016, 11:00 AM Jul 2016

Turkey coup: 15,200 education staff suspended [View all]

Source: BBC

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 with the coup attempt .

Turkey's High Education board has also ordered the resignation of over 1,500 university deans, state media reported.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-36838347

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Hey, it's a democratically elected government 6chars Jul 2016 #1
So good to see they're showing "restraint" too. forest444 Jul 2016 #5
Sounds like Democracy gone bad. JonathanRackham Jul 2016 #30
First the judges and now the educators. MissB Jul 2016 #2
I think you could be describing a Trump election as well. eom fleabiscuit Jul 2016 #3
Erdogan has been waging a war against critical professors for a while now. DetlefK Jul 2016 #4
Obama and Kerry say we must support this Democat Jul 2016 #6
Actually both urged Erdagon not to do this karynnj Jul 2016 #11
Obama could have stayed out of it for longer Democat Jul 2016 #12
It appears to me they stalled about as long as they could. bemildred Jul 2016 #13
He spoke out before there was purging of anyone karynnj Jul 2016 #14
Boycott Turkish universities!!! 6chars Jul 2016 #7
They certainly used the coup as a Reichstag fire The Second Stone Jul 2016 #8
Turkey demands resignation of every university dean in country after dismissing 15,000 education sta bemildred Jul 2016 #9
Uh oh. 6chars Jul 2016 #17
turkish students mught cinsider a student strike and occupation KingCharlemagne Jul 2016 #22
Erdogan and his goons don't care. They'd probably welcome it. NWCorona Jul 2016 #24
I don't think that is going to work there. bemildred Jul 2016 #27
Teacher Kahina_Loren Jul 2016 #10
I thought we wanted to stay out of other countries business yeoman6987 Jul 2016 #31
First they came for...nt Javaman Jul 2016 #15
Yes indeed! NWCorona Jul 2016 #25
What's next burning books? lovuian Jul 2016 #16
I'm so glad you're following this so closely. All your important effort is very much appreciated. ancianita Jul 2016 #18
. OneCrazyDiamond Jul 2016 #19
He wants his population to be stupid and poor Matthew28 Jul 2016 #20
You're not getting it. He wants schools to be secular, not fronts for madrasas. ancianita Jul 2016 #23
Erdogan isn't about being secular. NWCorona Jul 2016 #26
Sure, he's Muslim and has made concessions. He's getting outnumbered. That doesn't mean ancianita Jul 2016 #28
Are you Turkish? Just wondering looking at your name. NWCorona Jul 2016 #32
My name comes from Spanish. I think he's staying in the same direction he's been in, but ancianita Jul 2016 #33
It's not just the West thinking this though NWCorona Jul 2016 #35
Could you please elaborate? This is interesting to many. ancianita Jul 2016 #36
On what aspect? NWCorona Jul 2016 #39
I think the word you mean is 'dissent,' right? Although 'decent' is ironic. ancianita Jul 2016 #37
Yes dissent and a bit for sure NWCorona Jul 2016 #38
I'm no expert TubbersUK Jul 2016 #29
He's allowed the school system to draw extremists from within its moderate cover. Then he ancianita Jul 2016 #34
Exactly!. This is EXTREMELY TROUBLING. Duppers Jul 2016 #40
Horrible. LeftishBrit Jul 2016 #21
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