Arrest warrants were issued for three academics who were released on judicial control in Turkey’s Gaziantep province four days ago.
Selahattin Bekmez, an economics professor; Servet Demir, an associate professor in the field of physics; and Murat Bağlıbel, an assistant professor of management who were earlier dismissed from their jobs at Gaziantep Univeristiy spent months behind bars before being released on Jan 4.
The trio is accused of links to the Gulen movement, which the government blames for the July 15, 2016 failed coup. The movement denies involvement.
The prosecutor overseeing their case filed objection to the release of the academics and a Gaziantep court issued arrest warrants to jail them again.