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Turkish academics, students protest against post-coup purges

Yazar / Referans: 
REUTERS
Tarih: 
03/11/2016

Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest against a purge of thousands of education staff since an attempted coup in July, in front of the main campus of Istanbul University at Beyazit square in Istanbul. 

The crowd chanted "We will win by resisting" in front of Istanbul University as dozens of riot police wearing gas masks looked on. Teachers who had lost their jobs wept and hugged students.

Among those suspended or removed in the purges since July are nearly 50,000 educational staff. Under the coup probe, some 37,000 people have been jailed pending trial.

Of 1,267 Academics Dismissed in New Statutory Decree, 24 Are Academics for Peace

Yazar / Referans: 
BIA News Desk
Tarih: 
31/10/2016

1,267 academics have been dismissed in the new Statutory Decree No. 675. 24 signees of the peace declaration by the academics are among the dismissed.

In the new Statutory Decree No. 675 issued on October 29, 1267 academics have been dismissed. Including the 24 signees of the peace declaration by academic who were also among the dismissed 1267, the number of Acedemics for Peace members dismissed in the statutory decrees issued in the state of emergencies has risen to 68.

68 Academics for Peace dismissed in statutory decrees

No Acquittal for 4 Signatory Academics in 2nd Hearing

Yazar / Referans: 
Beyza Kural İstanbul - BIA News Desk
Tarih: 
27/09/2016

Attorneys have demanded acquittal of peace declaration signatories Esra Mungan, Meral Camcı, Kıvanç Ersoy and Muzaffer Kaya in the second hearing, the court adjourned the hearing to December 22.

Second hearing of the trial in which Assist. Prof. Dr. Esra Mungan, Assist. Prof. Dr. Meral Camcı, Assist. Prof. Dr. Muzaffer Kaya and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kıvanç Ersoy are being tried for signing the declaration by Academics for Peace entitled “We will not be a party to this crime” was held today (September 27).

The academics have been charged with “[illegal] organization propaganda”.

Basına ve kamuoyuna / To the press and the public / An die Presse und Öffentlichkeit / À la presse et à l’opinion publique

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Barış İçin Akademisyenler Esra Mungan, Meral Camcı, Muzaffer Kaya, Kıvanç Ersoy
Tarih: 
27/09/2016

Barış İçin Akademisyenler olarak, “Bu Suça Ortak Olmayacağız” bildirisini kamuoyuna duyurduğumuz günden bugüne, “toplumsal barışın tesisi” talebimizin haklılığı ve ivediliği ile her geçen gün ve hep beraber yüzleştik. Barış talebimizi dile getirmemiz, yaşadığımız toplumun, coğrafyanın hakikatine sessiz kalmamamız, görmezden gelip “biat” etmememiz, sorunu tespit edip çözüm önermemiz ve çözüm için akademisyenler olarak bize düşen görevi yerine getirmeye hazır oluşumuz “suç” sayıldı. Bu “suç”a iliştirilen farklı görünümlerdeki “bedel”leri ödedik ve ödemeye devam ediyoruz.

27 Eylül 2016, Salı günü Çağlayan’da buluşuyoruz! / Come join us at the Çağlayan Courthouse on September 27, 2016!

Yazar / Referans: 
BAK
Tarih: 
26/09/2016

Değerli Dostlar,

BARIŞ ve DEMOKRASİ içinde bir arada YAŞAMA talebimizden de, bu haklı talebi ortak ve gür sesimizle ifade etme özgürlüğümüzden de, üniversitelerde maruz bırakıldığımız tüm hak ihlallerine karşı emek ve bilimsel birikimle kazandığımızı geri alma mücadelemizden de vazgeçmeyiz! 

We Are Gathering on September 22 in Ankara at Council Of Higher Education to Defend Peace and The Right to Life

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Academics For Peace
Tarih: 
20/09/2016

In January 2016, 2,212 scholars from Turkey signed a petition titled “We will not be a party to this crime,” also known as the Peace Petition. Since then the signatories (“Academics for Peace”) have been subject to heavy pressure and persecution. Hundreds of them have faced criminal and disciplinary investigations, custody, imprisonment, or violent threats. Several academics have been dismissed or suspended, some were forced to resign or leave the country. The recent dismissal of the Academics for Peace overnight with a fait accompli of a State of Emergency decree no.

“Academics for peace hunt” under the state of emergency

Yazar / Referans: 
Nazan Özcan, www.agos.com.tr
Tarih: 
20/09/2016

Derya Keskin, Yücel Demirer and Hülya Kendir have been dismissed by a decree.

With the decree issued on September 2, many academics are dismissed. “Academics for peace” were one of the targets of this recent decree. Academics from Kocaeli University tell about what they have been going through.

Turkey: ’Academics for Peace’ suffer purge

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The Worldwide Human Rights Movement
Tarih: 
12/09/2016

(Brussels, Paris, Ankara) FIDH and its member organisations in Turkey, IHD and Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (HRFT) strongly condemn the dismissal of the ’Academics for Peace’, including Prof Dr Ümit Biçer, Member of the HRFT Directors Board, from their positions in public higher education, by a decree having force of law within the scope of the State of Emergency. They express their solidarity with these academics and urge the Turkish government to reintegrate them in their previous positions.

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