Suat Cebeci, the recently-appointed rector of Turkey’s Yalova University has revealed during a press meeting that personal opinion weigh on trial by courts when it comes to dismissals in the country.
Cebeci said investigations were launched against thousands of people who are accused of having links to the Gulen movement. Having said that, he claimed to have the insider information about those investigations: “It turns out everybody filed complaint against everybody.”
Turkish government blames Gulenists for the July 15, 2016 failed coup while the latter denies involvement. More than 150,000 people including thousands of academics and university personnel have lost their jobs over Gulen links since the summer of 2016. FETO is an abbreviation the government uses to describe the Gulen group as a terrorist organization.
In such an atmosphere, Cebeci says, “I work with whomever I believe innocent and I fire whomever I believe guilty.”
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