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Joint Statement by Academics for Peace: We Demand Our Reinstatement

Yazar / Referans: 
Bianet
Tarih: 
03/12/2019

Discharged from public service, forced to resign or retire for signing the declaration “We will not be a party to this crime”, Academics for Peace have held statements for the press in six cities and expressed their demand for returning to their duties.

Academics for Peace held simultaneous statements for the press in İstanbul, Ankara, İzmir, Diyarbakır, Kocaeli and Antalya yesterday (December 2).

Free to Think 2019 - Ongoing Attacks on Turkey’s Academics

Yazar / Referans: 
Scholars at Risk
Tarih: 
19/11/2019

Over the past year, Turkish authorities continued to prosecute Academics for Peace, a group of scholars, research assistants, and other academic personnel, on terrorism-related charges in retaliation for their endorsement of a January 2016 petition calling for peace in the embattled Kurdish regions of Turkey.

Prosecutor Demands Academic for Peace Altınel be Penalized for ‘Terror Propaganda’

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin, Bianet
Tarih: 
19/11/2019

Standing trial on charge of “membership of a terrorist organization”, Academic for Peace Assoc. Prof. Tuna Altınel had his second hearing. The prosecutor has demanded that Altınel be penalized for “propagandizing for a terrorist organization”.

Academic for Peace Assoc. Prof. Tuna Altınel from Lyon-1 University had his second hearing in the lawsuit filed against him on charge of "membership of a terrorist organization". The hearing was held at the Balıkesir 2nd Heavy Penal Court today (November 19).

Living in Truth: A Documentary on Academics for Peace

Yazar / Referans: 
BAK
Tarih: 
04/11/2019

Rights Defender and Academic for Peace Osman İşçi Acquitted

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin, Bianet
Tarih: 
30/10/2019

Human Rights Association (İHD) Secretary General Osman İşçi has been acquitted in the lawsuit filed against him for having signed declaration “We will not be a party to this crime” prepared by Academics for Peace.

Human Rights Association (İHD) Secretary General and Research Associate from Hacettepe University Osman İşçi has been acquitted in the lawsuit filed against him for having signed the declaration entitled "We will not be a party to this crime" prepared by Academics for Peace.

Public Statement in Support of Academic Freedom for Psychologists and Others in Turkey

Yazar / Referans: 
American Psychological Association
Tarih: 
22/10/2019

APA strongly upholds the principles of free and open discussion and free circulation of scientists and academics.

The American Psychological Association supports psychologists and other academics in Turkey who signed the Academics for Peace petition, and reiterates its commitment to academic freedom, the free and responsible practice of science, and freedom of speech.

Prof. Dr. Füsun Üstel Acquitted

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin, Bianet
Tarih: 
18/10/2019

Prof. Üstel, who served two-and-a-half months in prison for having signed the Peace Declaration, has been acquitted of the charge of "propagandizing for a terrorist organization."

Prof. Dr. Füsun Üstel, who served two-and-a-half months in prison for having signed the declaration by the Academics for Peace titled, "We will not be a party to this crime," has been acquitted.

Winter Semester at Off-University Begins

Yazar / Referans: 
Off-University
Tarih: 
08/10/2019

After the Constitutional Court in Turkey confirmed in July what we always knew, that a petition calling for peace is not a crime, courts across Turkey are now acquitting Academics for Peace of terrorism charges. We stand behind our colleagues and their right to freedom of expression and free academia without persecution. Despite these acquittals hundreds of academics are still banned from working in public institutions and Universities, and the struggle for academic freedom and truth is far from over. Only recently it was announced that Dr.

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