A very heart breaking purge in Turkey’s academia continues: 330 more academics expelled last night…

4,811 academics from 112 universities have been discharged by five Statutory Decrees. 16 of the academics have been returned to their duty by another Statutory Decree.
A total of 330 academics were expelled with a new state of emergency decree published in the Official Gazette late on Feb. 7, drawing criticism from the opposition and the scholars themselves about the effect the moves will have on education
Turkey dismisses 4,400 public servants in latest post-coup attempt purge

Dismissals come hours after first phone call between presidents Trump and Erdoğan hints at closer ties between US and Turkey

The Turkish government has dismissed more than 4,400 public employees, including hundreds of academics, in a fresh round of purges that have in the past elicited criticism from the country’s western allies.


The largest number of discharges has occurred with 78 academic discharges at Ankara University. Only four academics have been left at the Faculty of Language, History and Geography.

Turkish academics know the danger of post-truth. We can learn from their experience


The belief that there exists a central truth that can be secured from above yet that remains somehow liberal rather than authoritarian is a fatal mistake.

A guard of honour awaits PM Theresa May at the tomb of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk ahead of talks in Ankara. January 2, 2017.Christopher Furlong/Press Association. All rights reserved.Perhaps there is some sort of solace to be found in the increasingly popular realization that paranoid politics are not confined to the supposedly irrational fancies of an Orientalist Other.

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