Failed Coup In Turkey May Lead To Totalitarianism
- At this time, around 1,577 university heads of faculty, 20,000 teachers, and 15,000 officials in the Turkish education ministry have been pressured to resign.
- On Wednesday, 99 of the nation’s 356 top military officers, described as generals and admirals, as well as two members of the Turkish high court, were formally charged, though no further information has yet been made available.
- According to Turkish media cited by the BBC, the exhaustive crackdown has seen 15,200 staff from the education ministry fired; the revocation of licenses for 21,000 teachers; 1,577 university deans told to quit; the firings of 1,500 finance ministry staff; 8,000 police removed from office; 257 of the Prime Minister’s staff fired; 99 generals and admirals charged; and the prohibition on international flights by academics for the reported purpose of preventing any coup plotters or sympathizers from escaping.
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