Detention warrants have been issued for 23 academics and other staff members of Hacettepe University in Ankara as part of an investigation into the Gülen group launched by the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Thursday.

According to the report, police has detained 7 of 23 suspects in operations in 7 provinces.

İstanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office on Wednesday issued detention warrants for 171 academics and other staff members of Fatih University, which was seized and closed by the government last year, as part of an investigation into the Gülen group.

The group is accused by the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government of orchestrating the failed coup, a claim the movement denies.

Following the dismissal of 105 academics by means of new state of emergency decree issued on Dec. 24 , the number of academics fired by decree-laws issued by the ruling AKP government has reached 5,822, bianet reported on Monday.

According to the report a total of 1,258 administrative staff members have been dismissed by government decree, while 141 academics have been allowed to return their posts since Sept. 1, 2016.

 

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