Assoc. Prof. Dr. Candan Badem who states “I’m an atheist, Marxist and socialist, how can you associate me with FETÖ?” has said “The ones who have involved my name with FETÖ probe, may be in intention to cast shadow on probes.”
Thousands of teachers and university deans were purged after the attempted coup, but the ripple effects to American academics are just starting to emerge.
A look at the ongoing crackdown facing Turkish media. Plus, Oscar-winning screenwriter Josh Singer talks ‘Spotlight’.
Lawyers for US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen say they fear an attack on his life, in the wake of the failed coup attempt in Turkey.
In view of Erdoğan’s reaction to the failed coup Austrian chancellor Christian Kern has called for the EU membership talks with Turkey to be broken off. An end to the negotiations would be counterproductive, some commentators warn. Others lament that the EU is not putting serious thought into sanctions against Ankara.