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Academics for Peace: A Brief History

Yazar / Referans: 
HRTF Academy
Tarih: 
27/03/2019

"This report is part of a broader research project currently in progress.* Conducted by the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (HRFT), the research is meant to explore the recent crackdown on Turkish universities and the destruction of the academic environment. The present report focuses on a special episode of that story, namely, the case of Academics for Peace."

Academic Sentenced to 2 Years, 1 Month in Prison; Sentence Not Deferred

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin, Bianet
Tarih: 
26/03/2019

Academic Gevher Gökçe has been sentenced to 2 years and 1 month in prison on charge of “aiding a terrorist organization as a non-member.” The prison sentence of the academic has not been deferred.

Trial of academics, who have been charged with "propagandizing for a terrorist organization" for having signed the declaration entitled "We will not be a party to this crime" prepared by the Academics for Peace, continued in İstanbul Çağlayan Courthouse yesterday (March 26).

Four Academics Sentenced to 15 Months, One Academic to 2 Years, 6 Months in Prison

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin, Bianet
Tarih: 
25/03/2019

Four academics have been sentenced to 15 months in prison; the announcement of the verdict has been suspended. Another academic has been sentenced to 2 years, 6 months in prison; the prison sentence of the academic has not been deferred.

Trial of academics, who have been charged with "propagandizing for a terrorist organization" for having signed the declaration entitled "We will not be a party to this crime" prepared by the Academics for Peace, continued in İstanbul Çağlayan Courthouse today (March 25).

Two Academics Sentenced to 15 Months, One Academic to 18 Months, One Academic to 2,5 Years in Prison

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin, Bianet
Tarih: 
20/03/2019

While Tuna Kuyucu and İlker Birbil have been given deferred prison sentences of 15 months by the 27th Heavy Penal Court, Taylan Tarhan has been sentenced to 18 months and Nevin Zeynep Yelçe has been sentenced to 2 years, 6 months by the same court.

Trial of academics, who have been charged with "propagandizing for a terrorist organization" for having signed the declaration entitled "We will not be a party to this crime" prepared by the Academics for Peace, continued in İstanbul Çağlayan Courthouse today (March 20).

Joint Statement for Solidarity With Prof. Füsun Üstel

Yazar / Referans: 
Civil Society Organizations' Development Program
Tarih: 
19/03/2019

On 3 March 2019, the Istanbul Regional Court of Justice announced its first decision on an appeal against academics for signing the “We will not be party to this crime!” (Bu Suça Ortak Olmayacağız) peace petition prepared by Academics for Peace (Barış için Akademisyenler). In this ruling, the Court upheld an imprisonment sentence of one year and three months for Zübeyde Füsun Üstel, a political scientist retired from Galatasaray University. This ruling is the first to have exhausted all local remedies.

Deferred Prison Sentence of 1 Year, 3 Months for 2 Academics

Yazar / Referans: 
Hikmet Adal, Bianet
Tarih: 
19/03/2019

PhD student Nevim Borçin from Boğaziçi University and Dr. Lecturer Canay Şahin from Yıldız Technical University have been sentenced to 1 year and 3 months in prison. The pronouncement of both verdicts have been suspended.

Trial of academics, who have been charged with "propagandizing for a terrorist organization" for having signed the declaration entitled "We will not be a party to this crime" prepared by the Academics for Peace, continued in İstanbul Çağlayan Courthouse today (March 19).

Open Letter in Support of Prof. Füsun Üstel and All Other Academics in Turkey Facing Imprisonment for Advocating Peace

Yazar / Referans: 
Global Freedom of Expression, Columbia University
Tarih: 
14/03/2019

As members of academic communities around the world, we strongly condemn the sentencing of Professor Zübeyde Füsun Üstel of Galatasaray University in İstanbul to 15 months in prison. Prof. Füsun Üstel was charged with “propagandizing for a terrorist organization” (Article No. 7/2 of Turkey’s Anti-Terror Law No. 3713), because she, together with over two thousand other academics in Turkey, signed the Academics for Peace statement “We will not be a party to this crime,” which criticized military actions in the Kurdish regions of the country.[1] Prof.

18-Month Prison Sentence for One Academic, Rejection of Venue for Nine Academics

Yazar / Referans: 
Hikmet Adal, Bianet
Tarih: 
13/03/2019

Academic Feryal Delfin Saygılıgil from Arel University has been sentenced to 1 year and 6 months in prison for “propagandizing for a terrorist organization.” The court has ruled that the pronouncement of the verdict shall be suspended.

Trial of academics, who have been charged with "propagandizing for a terrorist organization" for having signed the declaration entitled "We will not be a party to this crime" prepared by the Academics for Peace, continued in İstanbul Çağlayan Courthouse today (March 13).

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