Decrees threaten university autonomy, sack 1,267 staff

By Brendan O’Malley – in University World News.

The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has taken direct control of the appointment of university rectors and a further 1,267 academics have been dismissed, amid wider moves to clamp down on political opposition and dissent in the wake of the July coup attempt. The European University Association fears that the consequences for universities are “very dire”.


Povl Tiedemann
November 2016


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