Turkey bans academics from travelling, calls for resignation of all university deans

July 21, 2016

Turkey’s ruling government has issued a universal travel ban on all academics in the country following a failed military coup last week. The ban also came one day after the government suspended more than 15,000 education workers and called for the resignation of all the country’s university deans. The government has characterized the measures as part of an attempt to expose and stop a widespread anti-government conspiracy. Critics are accusing the government of using the coup as an opportunity to abuse its power and quash political dissent. The Spectator