Plight of Turkish National Police who studied in U.S.

This open letter from 50 university professors, published in the Chronicle of Higher Education, laments the plight of over 400 Turkish National Police leaders who pursued graduate studies in the U.S. between 1999 and 2014. They have since been fired and many have been prosecuted and imprisoned. Turkey’s president claims they were allied with the alleged 2016 coup attempt, but they say they have been punished because high-level corruption investigations reached into the president’s administration, and for having studied in the U.S.

2 Responses to “Plight of Turkish National Police who studied in U.S.”

  1. Gunther Says:

    Reminds me of Nazis Germany. When the Nazis Party took control of the country, they purged about 2/3 of the police chiefs and fired a lot of rank and file cops. Many of those cops had to join the Gestapo in order to survive.

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