Turkey’s Higher Education Board demands resignation of over 1,500 deans

Turkey’s Higher Education Board demands resignation of over 1,500 deans

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Turkey’s Higher Education Board demands resignation of over 1,500 deans

Turkey’s Higher Education Board (YÖK) has demanded the resignation of 1,557 deans on duty at all private and state universities throughout the country. 

The move comes amid a wide-scale crackdown on the country’s top ranking soldiers, top level judiciary members, and public personnel over alleged links to what the government calls the "Fetullahist Terror Organization/Parallel State Structure (FETÖ/PDY)," which it accuses of masterminding the failed coup attempt on July 15.