Since the failed military coup in Turkey on July 15, the purge that followed has resulted in the dismissal of 2,700 judges, 9,000 state employees, and more than 15,000 state education employees.

The licenses of 21,000 teachers working at private institutions have been revoked.

Czech Deputy Pavel Bělobrádek, has suggested that fired Turkish academics come and work in the Czech Republic instead, as reported on his Facebook page:

“They could become valuable experts in Middle East studies, Islamic studies, even technical fields,” Belobradek wrote.

Charles University reported its willingness to employ some Turkish academics. “Charles University is open for students and teachers from around the world. Of course, this also applies to academics from Turkey who are subject to persecution”.

Also Masaryk University in Brno and Palacky University in Olomouc are ready to offer work to Turkish academics.