An arrest warrant had been issued for Prof. Dr. Mustafa Cüneyt Hoşcoşkun, the former Ege University rector who dismissed 11 academics from the same university in post-coup purge that later hit himself too, state-run Anadolu agency reported on Monday.

During his tenure from Aug 12, 2016 to late August, 2017, Hoşcoşkun blacklisted 11 academics and the government removed over links to the Gulen movement, accused of masterminding the July 15, 2016 coup attempt. The movement denies involvement.

Dismissed as part of an administrative investigation into the movement in late August, this year, Hoşcoşkun has now gotten caught in an judicial investigation and a warrant was issued to arrest him.

The number of academics who lost their jobs since the July 15, 2016 failed coup has hit 8,693.

Hoscoskun came forth in an intra-university elections on July 12, 2016, however President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appointed him as the rector of Izmir’s Ege University a month after. On February 28, 2017, Hoscoskun was suspended over his alleged links to the Gulen movement, which the government accuses of masterminding the failed takeover. On Tuesday, he was dismissed permanently.

According to media, 39 students were also suspended from the university during his term.

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