Turkey survived a military coup attempt on July 15 that killed over 240 people and wounded more than a thousand others. Immediately after the putsch, the government along with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan passed a decree ordering the closure of 15 universities and 800 student dorms across Turkey. The shutting down of the universities has left 61,382 students in academic limbo. The same decree and the following ones also ordered the dismissal of 8,693 academics working at 110 universities across Turkey. Some of them are currently under arrest.

The list of academics who have been sacked and their universities:

Afyon Kocatepe University

Aksaray University

Ankara University

Balıkesir University

Bilecik Şeyh Edebali University

Bülent Ecevit University

Çukurova University

Ege University

İskenderun Technical University

Gazi University

Giresun University

İnönü University

Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University

Gümüşhane University

İstanbul University

Kırklareli University

Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University

Kocaeli University

Maltepe University

Ordu University

R. Tayyip Erdoğan University

Hacı Bektaş Veli University

Turkish German University

Yıldırım Beyazıt University

Bartın University

Kastamonu University


Yeditepe University

Kırıkkale University

Hakkari University

Çankırı Karatekin University

İstanbul Bilim University

Işık University

Galatasaray University

Celal Bayar University

Bitlis Eren University

Bandırma 17 Eylül University

Ağrı Cecen University

Ardahan University

Fatih University

Abant İzzet Baysal University

Dokuz Eylül University

Erciyes University

İpek University

Murat Hüdavendigar University

Gaziantep University

Katip Çelebi University

Karabük University

Necmettin Erbakan University

Kilis 7 Aralık University

Mardin Artuklu University

Mustafa Kemal University

International Antalya University

Orhan Gazi University

Beykent University

Süleyman Şah University

Şifa University

Selçuk University

Şırnak University

Uludağ University

Yıldız Teknik University

Iğdır University

İstanbul Ayvansaray University

Abdullah Gül University

Ahi Evran University

Amasya University

Artvin Çoruh University

Alanya Alaaddin Keykubad University

Batman University

Bozok University

Cumhuriyet University

Eskişehir O. Gazi University

Dumlupınar University

Gaziosmanpaşa University

Hacettepe University

Doğuş University

İzmir High Technology University

Karadeniz Tech. University

Marmara University

Melikşah University

Niğde Ömer Halisdemir University

Mimar Sinan University

Muş Alparslan University

Korkut Ata University

Süleyman Demirel University

Sakarya University

Turgut Özal University

Siirt University

Trakya University

Uşak University

Yüzüncü Yıl University

Harran University

Adana Science and Technology University

Bingöl University

Adıyaman University

Akdeniz University

Anadolu University

Atatürk University

Çanakkale 18 Mart University

Bayburt University

Bursa Technical University

Düzce University

İstanbul Medeniyet University

Fırat University

Gebze Technical University

Gediz University

Kahramanoglu M.B University

Hitit University

İstanbul Tec. University

Kafkas University

Mehmet Akif Ersoy University

Mevlana University

Mersin University

Namık Kemal University

Selahaddin Eyyubi University

19 Mayıs University

Pamukkale University

Zirve University

Sinop University

Tunceli University

Yalova University

Erzincan University

Adnan Menderes University

Iğdır University

Dicle University

İstanbul Yeniyüzyıl University