Turkish university staff fired over alleged Gülen links

A university in Azerbaijan has fired 50 Turkish educators for alleged links with Turkish cleric Fethullah Gülen, whom Ankara blames for an unsuccessful coup attempt in Turkey in July, reports Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty.

Elmar Qasymov, acting rector of the Caucasus University in Baku, told local media that the fired instructors will have to leave Azerbaijan within two weeks.

The Caucasus University was one of the education facilities established in the former Soviet republics by Gülen's Hizmet movement. In late July, following the Turkey coup attempt and amid a major crackdown against Gülen supporters in Turkey, Azerbaijan's State Oil Institute took over the university.
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