14 academics from Eskisehir Osmangazi University (ESOGÜ) was jailed as part of an investigation into the Gülen movement, which the government accuses of masterminding the July 15, 2016 coup attempt, on Wednesday.
The 14 suspects have joined the ranks of hundreds of academics earlier jailed over similar charges. Wednesday arrestees included ESOGÜ’s vice rector A.B. and A.K., the deputy chief physician at ESOGÜ’s medical faculty.
At least 120,000 people have been detained over alleged or real ties to the movement since last summer. Meanwhile, 8,271 academics have lost their jobs in post-coup purges.