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Recep Tayyip Erdogan Punishes his old ally by shutting down a university

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The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan punished his old ally and former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu for leaving the AKP and starting a new party by shutting down a university. Istanbul Şehir Üniversitesi which was found by Ahmet Davutoglu is under the risk of closure.

“Parting ways with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has not been easy for former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. Since being forced to resign his post in 2016, Davutoglu has occasionally waded into the public sphere to offer careful criticism of Erdogan’s one-man rule that is threatening Turkey’s democracy. But over the last few months, Davutoglu has opposed Erdogan more forcefully, culminating in his public plans to form a new opposition party—an announcement that could mean a death blow to his most cherished legacy: a university in Istanbul” said Foreign Policy.

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