Prof. Dr. Mustafa Cüneyt Hoşcoşkun, the former Ege University rector who dismissed 11 academics from the same university in post-coup purge, was removed from his job as part of the government’s new emergency decrees.
The new decrees, published in the Official Gazette on Tuesday and numbered 693 and 694, dismissed another 120 academics from their jobs, among them is Hoscoskun.
The number of academics who lost their jobs since the July 15, 2016 failed coup rose to 8,693, of whom 11 were dismissed after Hoscoskun blacklisted them after he assumed the office on Aug 12, 2016.
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.