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How Gulenists played the Kurd card to gain academic influence

Dicle University's reputation as an academic hub for the Gulenist movement made it one of the Turkish government's first targets after the abortive July 15 coup.
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DIYARBAKIR, Turkey — As the Turkish government continues its purge of alleged coup plotters in the Fethullah Gulen movement, many people are asking: How did Dicle University become a sanctuary for the movement?

Dicle University was one of the government's first targets after the failed July 15 coup. Five days after the attempt, university President Aysegul Jale Sarac was detained and then arrested. Then 15 others were detained — six of them, including some of the school's top names, were arrested.

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