15 university staff detained in latest post-coup raids

Turkish authorities last weekend detained 15 staff from one of the country’s oldest universities in the latest raids against suspects allegedly linked to the failed 15 July coup, reports AFP.

Those detained were rounded up following arrest warrants for 23 staff at Ege University, Turkey’s fourth largest university based in the Aegean city of Izmir, the state-run Anadolu news agency said. Eight suspects remain at large.

All are suspected of links to the US-based preacher Fethullah Gülen who Turkey says masterminded the coup from his Pennsylvania compound with the aim of ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Gülen denies the charges. Some are also accused of using a secret messaging system called Bylock which Turkey says was devised by the coup plotters to share secret messages.
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