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Turkish professors banned from leaving country — media

July 20, 2016, 13:17 UTC+3 ANKARA

The Harriet newspaper says over 15,200 education staff have been suspended following a failed coup attempt

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ANKARA, July 20. /TASS/. Turkey has banned professors and lecturers from leaving the country, NTV channel reported on Wednesday.

According to the Hurriyet newspaper, over 15,200 education staff have been suspended, including rectors at public and private universities, following a failed coup attempt.

Turkey’s Supreme Council of National Education has also called for dismissing 1,577 deans and professors.

A group of insurgents attempted a coup in Turkey overnight to Saturday. Bombs were dropped on the parliament building and the presidential palace in Ankara. The country’s leadership later said that the coup was quashed.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that the situation is under the control of the official government.

According to latest reports, about 200 people died and 1,491 more were injured. Over 6,000 people were arrested after a failed coup attempt. Over 7,500 people were detained on suspicion of involvement into the coup attempt. Among them are two presidential adjutants, 100 policemen, 6,038 servicemen and 755 judges and prosecutors.

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