A total of 31 academics working at Eskişehir-based Anatolian University have been detained over alleged links to the Gülen movement, which the Turkish government accuses of masterminding a coup attempt on July 15, 2016 in Turkey.
The detentions took place across 5 provinces — Eskişehir, Konya, Trabzon, Bursa and Adana — as part of an investigation launched by the Eskişehir Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office.
Among the detainees are 3 professors, 9 assistant professors, 15 research assistants, 4 computer operator.
Turkey experienced a military coup attempt on July 15 that killed over 240 people and wounded more than a thousand others. Immediately after the putsch, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government along with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pinned the blame on the Gülen movement.
The movement denies any involvement.
At least 7,317 academics have already lost their jobs since July 15 either after being dismissed from their positions or after the government shuttered their universities.