31 academics detained over failed coup attempt
ISTANBULA total of 31 academics from Istanbul University, including a number of professors, were detained as a part of the ongoing operations against members of the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), which the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) says was behind the July 15 failed coup attempt. The operation, which was carried out in five different provinces, was based in Istanbul.
The operation was also conducted in the northwestern provinces of Tekirdağ, Kocaeli and Kırklareli and the western province of Denizli, Anadolu Agency reported on July 25.
Documents linked to FETÖ were found during searches carried out in the academics’ rooms at the university and their houses, the agency also said.