• Turkey suspends 15,200 education staff after failed coup

    Turkey suspends 15,200 education staff after failed coup

    More than 15,000 education staff in Turkey have been suspended after last week’s failed coup, as a purge of state officials widens still further.

    The ministry of education accused them of links to Fethullah Gulen, a US-based cleric the Turkish government says was behind Friday’s uprising.

    Gulen denies any involvement in the coup attempt .

    The resignation of more than 1,500 university deans has also been ordered by Turkey’s high education board.

    Prime Minister Binali Yildirim vowed to take action against Gulen’s supporters.

    “I’m sorry […]