Turkey approves amnesty draft for sacked students for 'political crimes'

General Council of Turkish Parliament approved a law draft on High Education Board amnesty for 12th time.

Turkey approves amnesty draft for sacked students for 'political crimes'

World Bulletin / News Desk

General Council of Turkish Parliament approved a law draft on High Education Board (YOK) amnesty for 12th time to amend oppressive regulations of military coup, Turkish papers said. 

The draft will provide amnesty for both, academicians and students.

The Council decided to entend amnesty into police academies and health institutes.

Students and teachers who were sacked from universities due to "terror" crimes can come back to universities. Also, the rector's permission will be necessary for a prosecutor investigation into lecturers.

The law is expected to provide opportunities against university administrations that have used regulations against academicians and suspended them with investigations.

Huseyin Celik, Minister of National Education, said that "We have to amend YOK law. YOK law can not meet needs of 130 universities."

The law set to date of amnesty beginning July 7, 1995. Approved amnesty will also include the students who could not benefit from previous amnesties after the military coup in 1980.

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