Erdogan Unleashes Unprecedented Crackdown: Fires All University Deans; Suspends 21,000 Private School Teachers

Tyler Durden's picture

Over the weekend, after the initial reports of the purge unleashed by Erdogan against Turkey's public, we previewed the upcoming, far more dangerous counter-coup as follows: "it was the next step that is the critical one: the one where Erdogan - having cracked down on his immediate military and legal opponents - took his crusade against everyone else, including the press and the educational system."

But while Turkey's press is already mostly under Erdogan's control, it is the educational witch hunt fallout that is far more troubling, and just as expected over the past hour we have gotten a glimpse of just how extensive the Turkish's president cleansing of secular society will be, when the state-run Anadolu news agency reported that Turkey's ministry of education has sacked 15,200 personnel for alleged involvement with a group the government claims is responsible for Friday's failed coup.

Even more shocking, Anadolu reports that Turkey's Board of Higher Education has requested the resignations of all 1,577 university deans, effectively dismissing them.  Of the deans dismissed, 1,176 worked in public universities and 401 in private institutions.

The National Education Ministry said Tuesday that the staff are in both urban and rural establishments, and that an investigation has been launched against them.

It didn't stop there, and as Turkey's Ysafak reports, the country has just canceled the license of some 21,000 private school teachers.

And just like that, In one move, Turkey's authoritarian ruler just eliminated both the middle and higher educational system of the country.

While there is still no response from the distinguished western "democratic" powers, the market has already opined on how this ends, and as we showed moments ago, its conclusion is simple: badly.



Why is Erdogan doing all of this? Simple: he is doing everything in his power to undo the last traces of secularism in the Turkish state and to propel himself to the role of undisputed, "democratically elected" despot, without any internal opposition.

Somewhere, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk is spinning in his grace.

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jcaz's picture

Hmm-  I kinda dig it.....

JamesBond's picture

Multiculturalism tells us that all forms of government are equally good.  Marxism to infinity....

Khan Bodin's picture

You should keep your forms of government to yourseves, Westerner. Nobody wants them, nobody asked for them. I don't see other people telling you how you ought to live your lives or organize yourselves, but I regularly see disgusting liberal westerners doing so.

philipat's picture

Erdogan is becoming a little like Pol Pot?

Wile-E-Coyote's picture

Is there any oil in Turkey..No... oh well carry on.

I guess Erdo will be up for the Nobel Peace Prize next time around!

Stuck on Zero's picture

Obama is so damned jealous of Erdogan.

El Vaquero's picture

WTF is going on in Turkey?  There are indications that it was a staged coup so that Erdogan could seize more power, but we also hear that the coup is done, and then something detonates in a major Turkish city.  The only information that adds up is that Erdogan is trying to control the narriative.  Nothing else makes sense.  

bamawatson's picture

explosion was deans & professors realizing real work was nigh

WordSmith2013's picture

"Such a sea change so quickly after the coup could only have been orchestrated with an extremely detailed counter-coup implementation plan in the works."


Coup d’état In Turkey: MIHOP, LIHOP, CIAOP, Or All Three
jcaz's picture

What do you think they've been "learning" up till now?   Free-Thinkiing 101?   Capitalism and Free Choice?

Taking away their current brain-washing regime can only be positive.  Revolutions don't start without strife-  clearly, he hasn't studied history.

Never One Roach's picture

Erdogan is plagerizng Obama's wet dream.

Tarzan's picture

The coup, having allegedly failed, not delivering the final blow, not shooting him down, after having been turned away from Germany and others, allowing him to land, there was no de grace!

So I ask myself, why? 

Take a step back, it's all linked, the fall of Hussein, Mubarak, Gadaffi, the Arab Spring, ISIS and the mass exudes of people flooding Europe out of Northeastern Syria and Northern Iraq, the drive to oust Assad, The complete demolition of the entire length of Turkeys border with Syria, every town between Aleppo and Mosul, The demolition of every town from Mosul to Baghdad, all links Baghdad and Damascus with Turkey.

The Sultans of Arabia, Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, UAB, Oman, Yemen, should all be quacking in their boots right now. 

Erdogan, Putin and Obama are three peas in a pod, tools of Satanic plans.

This is all but a part of the The true Coup, not a coup of Turkey, a coup that spans Arabia!

A Caliphate that spans from Turkey to the Arabian Sea is skillfully being carved out under the watchful eye of the Oligarchs, who seek WWIII,

a cover for their roll in the collapse of western society that's upon us,

and a means to the population purge they seek,

Coup de grace from the Elite!

AlaricBalth's picture

Erdogan was elected in 2014, and the Presidency in Turkey runs 5 years. He has 3 more years to run roughshod over Turkey and it's Presidential oath. Then after he has consolidated all power in the realm, he will name himself Sultan.

"In my capacity as President of the Republic, I swear upon my honor and repute before the great Turkish nation and before history to safeguard the existence and independence of the state, the indivisible integrity of country and nation, and the sovereignty of the nation without restriction or stipulation; to abide by the Constitution, the rule of law, democracy, the principles and reforms of Atatürk, and the principle of a secular republic; not to deviate from the ideal of all enjoying human rights and basic freedoms in peace, prosperity and in a spirit of national solidarity and justice; to preserve and enhance the glory and honor of the Republic of Turkey and to work with all my strength to perform with impartiality the functions that I have assumed."

HowdyDoody's picture

Gulen's big scam is running private schools. If you want to indoctrinate people, it is best to get 'em early, in school. Gulen fell out with Erdogan because he [Erdogan] wasn't sufficiently Islamic.

The rule of thumb is: If the US is involved, the new leader will be worse than the old. If you think Erdogogan is bad, wait until you see the replacement.


PN7's picture

I recall reading that Gulen runs the largest Charter School business in the USA.  If memory serves, he gets millions from .Gov to do this, and in return he is a huge supporter of the Clinton Foundation, which is how he can afford to live on a beautiful 126 acre compound in the Poconos.

I could not find the article that spelled this out.  But here's a link to Gulen's USA operations in the Atlantic Monthly.

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

So the Cliff Notes on this is...

"It's Islam, Stupid."

Ataturk @ Max RPM.

azusgm's picture

He has the Harmony schools. They are charter schools. In Texas, the charter schools receive the state's average daily attendance allotment that would usually go to the public school district in which the student resides. That money is not available to church-affiliated schools under current state law. Here's a little something from last week.

In fact, here are a few blurbs and links.

The state of Louisiana took exception to the hiring practices and employee compensation among the Gulen Harmony schools there.

I'd be fine with seeing the Harmony schools closed.

Son of Loki's picture

Islamic extremism is wiping out Europe. Too bad Barry and Hillery want to bring it to usa also.

zeronetwork's picture

My reading is that Er-dogan is preparing full fledged support of America and Israel and their creation called ISIS. He is eliminating any opposition. This is a step toward direct war with Russia and Syria, no proxy any more. raid on US bases is another BS drama.

SWRichmond's picture


Closing the Bosphorus==>


JRobby's picture

Your comment should be on top SW. He buddies up w Vlad.

Sad amounts of noise here these days though.

walküre's picture

Turkey could march into Syria tomorrow and nobody would be able to stop them. I don't think Russia would mind. There's a deal between Russia and Turkey that we don't know about (yet).

VZ58's picture

Erdogan recently met with Putin. He is only interested in one thing: himself. He will play whomever he needs to keep power. Obama is seen as weak and a failure, so he's hedging his bets by playing everyone and especially Israel. He is part of their plan to balance Iran's power. The USA loves dictators only when it suits them and when SA approves.

Not My Real Name's picture

Obama is seen as weak and a failure ...

Obama is weak and a failure. Fixed it. 

Crash Overide's picture

Istanbul was once Constantinople until it was invaded by the Turks?

old naughty's picture

why all the commotions?

It's planned !

caconhma's picture

Let me congratulate Turkish President Erdogan. The man is with balls. He is trying to mold the Turkish society to his liking.

  1. Yes, he fired many universities deans. Look here in the USA. Overwhelming majority of universities deans are total useless "liberal" bastards perverting an educational process and promoting racism, anti-social behavior, and hatred to America and it's working people. Therefore, Erdogan doing a good job and we Americans must learn from him!
  2. Yes, he fired and will impression many journalists and  mass media bosses. These all corrupt low-life liars and demagogues. Again, I hope we will see soon the same here in America.
  3. Yes, he fired lots of judges, prosecutors, and lawyers. Well, we in America know who these low-life people are.  Again, I hope we will see the same in America soon.
  4. Erdogan makes life of Obama, Merkel, etc., life miserable.A tidal waves of invasion Muslim fanatics will destroy zionist-occupied Europe, Canada, and America as we know it leading to our rejuvenation (or death we nothing will be done to stop them) of our societies.

The bottom line: thank you Mr. Erdogan for you bold actions so we can learn good lessons from you.

walküre's picture

Hate to rain on your parade.. Erdogan will be allowed to proceed and do what he thinks is necessary as long as it somehow works for us. For every Islamofascist "unleashed" on Europe and elsewhere there are tens of bullets by Special Police commandos just like that "17" yr old fucker who is no longer a concern.

beemasters's picture

Why fire them? As Obama said, 'If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear.'

Get ready for Turkish refugees...

847328_3527's picture

"We cracked down some folks."

Pie rre's picture

The speed in which all this is happening reminds me of how quickly  the  US Patriot Act of 2001 was enacted.

HRH of Aquitaine's picture
HRH of Aquitaine (not verified) WordSmith2013 Jul 19, 2016 3:45 PM

After firing 60,000 people it won't be long before there is a real coup. Probably not very smart to fire all of those teachers because now they will have little money and way too much time on their hands. I give Erdogan less than a year until the next coup. I am sure the next coup will be real and the leaders will be sure to kill Erdogan, first.

Crash Overide's picture

WTF? Going after the kids school's, what a dick move.

The children are our future bro...

fleur de lis's picture

Late stages of Staliin Paranoia Syndrome aka NWO Rabies.

Will lash out uncontrollably with fatal results to anyone within reach.

No cure, can only worsen, will try to take down the house.




SoilMyselfRotten's picture

Sibel Edmonds thinks the coup was just a warm up for the one to come, good interview

BeansMcGreens's picture




Maybe it was the new professor.


"Is it never pour acid into water or water into the acid?"



Chupacabra-322's picture

This is turning into another CIA / NATO run Chile style Circa 73 Military Junta Dictatorship. Wonder if Edrogan got his training at The School of America.

Bush Baby's picture

Good part is we already have the nukes in place, all we have to do is remote detonate

Exposer of Internet Shills's picture

"we already have the nukes in place"

Nukes DO NOT EXIST, they are a tool to frighten "the people" into submission and use as a deterrent in their narrative, all while allowing for MORE funds to be syphoned off the "make them"

neidermeyer's picture

We've had nukes in Turkey since before the Cuban Missile crisis.

azusgm's picture

Those nukes are at an AFB where 5,000 of our airmen plus some Brits are located. That would wipe out a large portion of our military and humanitarian air capabilities in that region. At least a couple (probably more) of our B-2 bombers which cost us $2 billion a pop are there too.

Remote detonate the nukes at Incirlik AFB? Even if the capability existed, this would not be the way to go.

Never One Roach's picture

You mean it would halt the "humanitarian" bombing the crap out of Syria?


How will Obama continue to "nation build?"

Crash Overide's picture

Remember the stellar job Obama and Hillary did on Libya, pretty sure they got the gold too.

CheapBastard's picture

Remember the Benghazi slaughter while Cankles slept.