More than 11,000 teachers have been suspended over suspected links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Turkey’s Education Ministry announced on Sept. 8
The government said it would take over the administrations of 28 municipalities using powers granted by a state of emergency after the failed military coup on July 15.
The Ministry of National Education on its Twitter account has said, “11,285 personnel linked to separatist terror organization [PKK] have been suspended”.
As many as 70 Education Union members have been detained following a police attack in Diyarbakır. Four members are in detention in Muş and the union has demanded their immediate release.
Prominent journalist Ahmet Altan and his brother, academic and columnist Mehmet Altan, were detained on Sept. 10 for questioning.
The administration of 28 local municipalities accused of supporting terror “will be taken over from the will of the PKK within 15 days,” Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu stated on Sept. 9.
Basri Aktepe, a former top officer of the National Intelligence Organization (MİT), was arrested on Sept. 7 in Ankara over having alleged links to Fethullah Gülen, the U.S.-based Islamist preacher who is accused by the Turkish government of masterminding the bloody coup attempt of July 15
More than 11,000 teachers in Turkey are suspended for alleged links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), a week before school starts.
New footage showing the assailant in the 2007 murder of Armenian-Turkish journalist Hrant Dink as he was chatting with police officers in a tea room of the police station where he was brought after being caught surfaced on Sept. 8, a day after nine-year-old other video images related to the crime were revealed
More than 3,000 people have applied to main opposition CHP, complaining about rights violations they faced during the probes into FETÖ and their detention conditions during the state of emergency
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has slammed the government for taking indiscriminate post-coup attempt measures and carrying out a “witch hunt” against independent media, academics and teachers in Turkey
Turkey’s Education Ministry will destroy textbooks written by the followers of U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, believed to have been behind the July 15 failed coup attempt
At least 186 PKK fighters killed, military says, as thousands of teachers with alleged links to the group are suspended.
The Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) expelled dissident member and former leadership candidate Meral Akşener from the party on Sept. 8, less than a month after she was referred to disciplinary board along with three members of an emergency convention delegation
Abdullah Öcalan, the jailed leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) is to be allowed a family visit during the Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha