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SAR urges expression of support for Turkey’s threatened higher education sector

Yazar / Referans: 
SAR
Tarih: 
19/07/2016

SAR urges expression of support for Turkey’s threatened higher education sector

Posted July 19, 2016

July 19, 2016—Scholars at Risk is gravely concerned about sweeping actions against Turkey’s higher education sector, including forced resignations, suspensions, and travel bans, reportedly affecting thousands of individuals, in Turkey and abroad.

Call for Support to the Academics under Judicial Harassment 

Yazar / Referans: 
BAK
Tarih: 
09/07/2016

Turkish scholars have been subject to heavy pressures and constraints since the declaration of the petition “We’ll not be a party to this crime” launched by the Academics for Peace initiative in mid-January. In Mersin, a middle-sized city on the Mediterranean Coast, this climate of pressure has been experienced in an accentuated manner as the twenty-one petitioners of the city's University have since then faced very serious threats and sanctions.

Turkey’s cautionary tale

Yazar / Referans: 
T. Deniz Erkmen
Tarih: 
04/07/2016

The case of Academics for Peace in Turkey shows us academics trapped between authoritarianism and precarity, and why international solidarity has become crucial.
Within the academic world, the long-awaited summer is the prize one gets after hectic semesters. It offers a welcome break from the immediacy and constancy of teaching, from committees and administrative work, giving one the ability to slow down, to breathe, and focus on research and writing.
For many Turkish academics, however, this one is bound to be a summer of heated legal battles, harassment, and uncertainty instead of being a much needed-break.

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