Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Erdogan Crackdown On Steroids: Fires All University Deans; Suspends 21,000 Private School Teachers

The state-run Anadolu news agency is reporting that Turkey's ministry of education has sacked 15,200 personnel for alleged involvement with a group the government claims is responsible for Friday's failed coup.

Even more shocking, Anadolu reports that Turkey's Board of Higher Education has requested the resignations of all 1,577 university deans, effectively dismissing them.  Of the deans dismissed, 1,176 worked in public universities and 401 in private institutions.

The National Education Ministry said Tuesday that the staff are in both urban and rural establishments, and that an investigation has been launched against them.

It didn't stop there, and as Turkey's Ysafak reports, the country has just canceled the license of some 21,000 private school teachers.

Why is Erdogan doing all of this? Simple: he is doing everything in his power to undo the last traces of secularism in the Turkish state and to propel himself to the role of undisputed, "democratically elected" despot, without any internal opposition.

(report via ZeroHedge)


  1. A legitimate case could be made for implementing a similar policy in the U.S. It could quickly free the U.S. educational system from the grip of the might makes right mentality. The justification is that this policy would simply be defending citizens against the theft implemented by the educational establishment through the truancy and tax laws.

  2. Erdorat has a mental disease called Hitlerism

  3. How much more does Erdogan do before this whole "coup" starts looking like a false flag to everyone?

  4. The "coup" was nothing but a gift to Erdogan