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More university academics face arrest

Turkish prosecutors ordered the arrest of 87 people linked to Istanbul University in an investigation targeting followers of United States-based cleric Fethullah Gülen, accused by Ankara of being behind July's attempted coup, reports Daren Butler for Reuters.

Broadcaster CNN Türk said police carried out simultaneous raids across 12 provinces, targeting suspects including someone it said was the head of a minor political party and many professors from the university.

Some 36,000 people have been jailed pending trial and more than 100,000 sacked or suspended in the civil service, army, judiciary and other institutions under investigations linked to the 15 July attempted coup, in which more than 240 people were killed. Last month, police detained dozens of academics from the city's Yildiz Technical University in the same crackdown.
Full report on the Reuters site
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