Qafqaz University, Zaman Azerbaycan to close – Gulen connection?


On the 20th of June, the founder of Qafqaz University informed the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan of the eminent closure of the university, reports APA.

The Ministry of Education announced that after receiving the official documents from the educational institution, a working group will be formed with the purpose of aiding students who had been studying at Qafqaz University to find options for continuing their education.

According to and, the university may have had business and educational connections to Fethullah Gulen through the Turkish, „CAG Education Company.“

ANS television channel was closed on the 19th of June for its intention to run an interview with Fethullah Gulen during the attempted coup in Turkey.

The Azerbaijani version of Turkey’s „Zaman“, Zaman Azerbaycan, has also ceased its operations in Azerbaijan as of the 20th of July. The newspaper was also known for its connections to Fethullah Gulen.