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Turkey Extends Purge to Universities, Asking All Deans to Go

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What's Next for Turkey After Coup Attempt?

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Turkey’s highest education authority asked heads of university faculties across the country to resign, broadening the government purge that’s followed Friday night’s failed coup. The currency plummeted.

Turkey’s Council of Higher Education is seeking the resignation of 1,577 deans at state and private universities nationwide, state-run TRT reported. The channel did not give a reason for the decision, and calls to the educational body, known in Turkish as YOK, were not immediately returned.