Gülen-affiliated university closed in Azerbaijan

ANADOLU AGENCY
BAKU
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Azerbaijan's Education Ministry announced yesterday that a Gülenist-affiliated university in Baku has been shut down. The closure of Qafqaz University comes a few days after a failed coup in Turkey which the government says was organized by followers of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gülen. Qafqaz University was Gülen's first university abroad and established in 1993. In a statement, the ministry said, "The founder of the university applied to the ministry to submit the university board's decision to close down. "After receiving the documents regarding closure from university, it will create a working group in order to ensure the continuation of education of the Qafqaz University students and will carry out the process of their placement," it added. In 2014, Azerbaijani authorities closed 13 education centers and 11 high schools following Turkey's crackdown on the Gülen Movement.

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