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Universities’ shutdown displaces 66,000 students
The Turkish government has since last summer closed down 15 universities across the country over their alleged links to the faith-based Gülen movement, forcing 66,000 students to look for somewhere else to continue their education, reports Turkish Minute.

The government under post-coup emergency rule shuttered Fatih University, Murat Hüdavendigar University and Süleyman Sah University in Istanbul, Orhan Gazi University in Bursa, Gediz University, Izmir University and Sifa University in Izmir, Altin Koza University and Turgut Özal University in Ankara, Mevlana University in Konya, Canik Basari University in Samsun, Melik Sah University in Kayseri, Kanuni University in Adana, Zirve University in Gaziantep and Selahattin Eyyubi University in Diyarbakir.

Some 66,000 students registered at those universities were left to enrol in other institutions, the Gazete Duvar online news portal said. With hundreds of institutions including universities seized, more than 120,000 people have been detained over alleged or real links to the movement so far.
Full report on the Turkish Minute site
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