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Statement of Continued Concern for Turkish Mathematicians

Yazar / Referans: 
American Mathematical Society, Committee on Human Rights of Mathematicians
Tarih: 
28/05/2019

The American Mathematical Society’s Committee on Human Rights of Mathematicians has recently voiced objections to the political prosecution of the Turkish mathematicians Betul Tanbay and Ayse Berkman, who are among the thousands of signatories of the petition protesting military action taken by the Turkish military against Kurdish provinces. Signatories of this petition, including mathematicians and other scholars, have been threatened with the loss of the right to travel and their positions. Recent news indicates that the situation in Turkey is worsening.

Statement of Support for Ayşe Gül Altınay

Yazar / Referans: 
The London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Gender Studies
Tarih: 
28/05/2019

Ayse Gul Altinay, Sabanci University in Istanbul was yesterday sentenced to 25 months in prison for ‘willingly and knowingly supporting a terrorist organisation as a non-member’. This is because she signed the statement “We will not be a party to this crime” in support of colleagues, democracy and academic freedom. Ayse is a cultural anthropologist, Director of the Gender and Women’s Studies Centre and editorial board member of the European Journal of Women’s Studies.

In Solidarity with Ayşe Gül Altınay

Yazar / Referans: 
European Journal of Women's Studies
Tarih: 
28/05/2019

Ayşe Gül Altınay, Turkish gender studies scholar and one of the EJWS associate editors, has been sentenced to 25 months prison for signing a petition calling for peaceful resolution of conflict between Turkish state and Kurdish minority. She is one of over thousand academics currently facing the same assault by Turkish authorities.

In solidarity with Ayşe and others in the same situation,  we publish here information about the processes, as well as Ayşe's statements during the hearings in December 2018 and May 2019.

The Executive Committee's Statement of Support for Duke Alum, Professor Ayşe Gül Altınay

Yazar / Referans: 
Duke University, Academic Council
Tarih: 
28/05/2019

The Executive Committee of the Academic Council at Duke University expresses its deep concern about the prison sentence issued in Turkey to Dr. Ayşe Gül Altinay. An internationally-renowned professor at Sabanci University, Dr. Altinay received her doctorate in Cultural Anthropology from Duke in 2001.

Statement of Support for Ayşe Gül Altınay and the Academics for Peace in Turkey

Yazar / Referans: 
University of Gothenburg, Department of Cultural Sciences
Tarih: 
27/05/2019

On May 23 Professor Ayşe Gül Altınay, Sabanci University in Istanbul, was sentenced to 25 months in prison for “willingly and knowingly supporting a terrorist organization as a non-member”. She is one of the 700 academics who have been or are still on trial for signing the statement “We will not be a party to this crime” in response to the intensification of warfare in South Eastern Turkey and called for a peaceful resolution of the Kurdish conflict.

Statement Support for Ayşe Gül Altınay

Yazar / Referans: 
GEARING-Roles
Tarih: 
24/05/2019

It is with great shock and distress that we hear of our colleague from the University of Sabanci, Ayse Gül Altinay’s sentencing of 25 months in prison for ‘willingly and knowingly supporting a terrorist organisation as a non-member’ after her fourth judicial hearing. She is one of over 1200 Academics for Peace who three years ago signed a statement in which they called for an end to violent state-sponsored persecution of Kurdish citizens of Turkey. GEARING Roles stands in solidarity with Ayse Gül Altinay, Professor of Anthropology and Director of Sabancı Univers

In Solidarity with Our Research Colleague Ayşe Gül Altınay

Yazar / Referans: 
Swedish Association for Gender Researchers
Tarih: 
24/05/2019

Ayşe Gül Altınay, Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Gender and Women’s Studies Centre at Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey, and editorial board member of the European Journal of Women’s Studies, has been sentenced to 25 months in prison, accused of propagandizing for a terrorist organization by signing the statement “We will not be a party to this crime”, prepared by Academics for Peace. In Turkey and elsewhere, activists and thinkers are under attack.

Statement of Support for Prof. Ayşe Gül Altınay

Yazar / Referans: 
Uppsala University, Centre for Gender Resesarch
Tarih: 
24/05/2019

The Centre for Gender Research stands in solidarity with Professor Ayşe Gül Altinay

On May 23 Ayşe Gül Altınay, Sabanci University in Istanbul, was sentenced to 25 months in prison for ”willingly and knowingly supporting a terrorist organisation as a non-member.” This is because she signed the statement “We will not be a party to this crime” in support of colleagues, democracy and academic freedom.

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