Tunceli-based Munzur University’s rectorate has launched an administrative investigation into 9 academics and a worker for bidding farewell in a gathering to their colleagues dismissed as part of the government’s post-coup crackdown.

A local branch of The Confederation of Public Employees’ Trade Unions (KESK) held a press conference to announce that its 10 members have been under investigation for bidding farewell to sacked academics, on Friday. They were called to give their testimonies on between Apr 12-14, KESK said underlining that the academics are accused of joining farewell to their former colleagues who have stopped by the university for the last time to pack their stuff.

More than 7,300 academics in Turkey have lost their jobs amid post coup crackdown since July 15.