All Turkish scientists were banned from leaving the country


The Council for higher education in Turkey has banned all scientists to leave the country. This was reported by the state broadcaster TRT, reports Reuters.

The ban will apply until further notice, the Agency added.

Banning was announced on the next day after the same Council called 1577 deans from Turkish universities to resign. Another 21 thousand teachers teaching in private schools, was withdrawn on the eve of the license.

These events followed the attempt of a military coup, committed in the night of 16 July. Then the military tried to seize power in the country, however Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has managed to keep the situation under control. In clashes between rebels and supporters of the current government killed 232 people.

The mastermind of the revolt, Ankara believes Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen, who for many years lived in the United States. 19 July, Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yildirim announced that Turkey has sent in the U.S. request for the extradition of Gulen. In Washington said that has not yet received the request.

After the riot, 7.5 thousand people were arrested, including more than 6 thousand — military, and 755 — judges and prosecutors. 600 detainees are already in custody. Among the detained was the former commander of the Turkish air force Akin Ozturk.

Also, the work was suspended almost 8 thousand civil servants, including 30 provincial governors and 47 heads of district administrations.

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After the suppression of the coup, Erdogan said that Turkey can be the death penalty. He explained that it was demanded by the participants of the meeting, which was held in Istanbul on July 16. The EU has said that Ankara cannot bring back capital punishment, due to obligations under the European Convention for the protection of human rights.