Turkey’s former exam chief accused in FETÖ probe released

Turkey’s former exam chief accused in FETÖ probe released

ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
Turkey’s former exam chief accused in FETÖ probe released

Accused of helping terror group members cheat on standard tests, the former head of a Turkish state testing authority was released on April 18 on judicial control, according to a security source.

Ali Demir, former head of the Student Measuring, Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM), had been arrested on April 8 in an operation against the FETÖ.

ÖSYM is the Turkish body in charge of exams for admissions to several institutions, including universities.

Since the arrest of four suspects in the same investigation, three have been released on judicial control, added the source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

FETÖ and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gülen are widely believed to have orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016, which left 251 people killed.

FETÖ, Counterterrorism, Judiciary, Turkish universities