Over 5,300 personnel suspended from Turkey’s Higher Education Board
ANKARATurkey’s Higher Education Board (YÖK) has suspended more than 5,300 personnel over the probe into the July 15 failed coup attempt, believed to have been masterminded by the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ). YÖK announced that a total of 5,342 personnel had been suspended from state and private universities.
Legal actions were taken into some 6,792 academic and administrative personnel, according to the statement released from YÖK. The statement also said that a state of emergency commission was formed in YÖK in accordance with the Prime Ministry’s related decision given after the declaration of a three-month long state of emergency.
“Legal actions were launched into a total of 5,267 academic personnel from state and private universities, of whom suspension decisions were given for 4,225. Legal actions were launched into a total of 1,545 administrative personnel from state and private universities, of whom suspension decisions were given for 1,117,” the statement released from YÖK read.
“We will continue to inform the public on the processes that are being carried out without leaving the legal framework and with great speed and meticulousness,” the statement also said.
Meanwhile, according to the YÖK statement, students from closed universities would be able to continue their education in state or private universities in their provinces with “special student” status.