Turkey arrests dozens of academics because of couppoging

Turkey arrests dozens of academics because of couppoging

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Turkey has Monday an arrest warrant issued for 72 academics. They are suspected of collaboration with the spiritual Fethullah Gulen.

It comes to the employees of two large, reputable universities in Istanbul.

Among them is a former employee of Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the leader of the opposition in the past weeks a major protest march held. The climax of this march was Sunday, a large gathering against president Erdogan that many hundreds of thousands of Turks on the leg brought.

Kilicdaroglu accused Erdogan on Sunday that Turkey develops into a dictatorship.

It is Saturday, exactly a year ago that soldiers couppoging did. They occupy large bridges and airports in Istanbul. But the rebellion was put down.

Arrests and dismissed

Since then, Erdogan has more than 50,000 Turks arrested and 150,000 Turks fired. Among this group, there are many judges, journalists, academics, soldiers and teachers. They are suspected of sympathy for Gulen, the spiritual which according to Erdogan behind the couppoging sat.

The protest Sunday was the largest public gathering against president Erdogan in years.

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