Seven Ways You Can Support Academics in Turkey

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Blog of the APA

The situation for academics in Turkey has dramatically worsened since the failed coup on July 15, a matter of increasing importance given the investigations, firings, deportations, trials, and detentions of academics even prior to the coup. In January of this year, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had already stretched the term “terrorist” enough to apply it to over one thousand members of Academics for Peace for publishing a petition. This threat to academics was foreshadowed in previous attacks on journalists and opposition lawmakers.

Turkey's 'academics for peace' face fresh charges

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Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Scholars charged with terrorism offences almost two years after signing anti-war petition

Turkish academics who signed an anti-war petition could face up to seven-and-a-half years in prison after new charges were filed against them.

Almost two years after 1,128 people signed what has become known as the "Academics for Peace" petition in January 2016, which condemned military action in south-east Turkey, several of its signatories have been told they will face charges of “propagandising for a terrorist organisation”.

Defending Academic and Medical Independence in Turkey

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The Lancet

We write on behalf of 207 health professionals, academics, and researchers, and 25 health and human rights organisations from many countries (appendix). We wish to bring to the attention of The Lancet's readers alarming events taking place in Turkey, where the state has been waging a campaign of terror and punishment against thousands of health professionals and academics.

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Bir akademiden daha fazlası: KODA

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Hasret Gültekin Kozan, Evrensel

Hasret Gültekin Kozan ihraç edilen 19 akademisyenin kurduğu Kocaeli Dayanışma Akademisi’nin düzenlediği yaz okulundaki izlenimlerini yazdı.

Serinin dördüncü filmi olan 1978 yapımı Hababam Sınıfı Tatilde’nin o meşhur repliği vardı ya hani; “Okul sadece dört yanı duvarla çevrili, tepesinde dam olan yer değildir. Okul her yerdir. Sırasında bir orman, sırasında dağ başı. Öğrenmenin, bilginin var olduğu her yer okuldur…” Münir Özkul, nam-ı diğer “Mahmut Hoca” söyler bunu öğrencilerine, o an tüyler diken diken oluverir…

Statement of Solidarity with Turkish Academics from Prague Conference

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As participants in the Prague conference “Philosophy & Social Science” who consider themselves part of the tradition of critical theory we express our deep concern about our colleagues in Turkey who have been dismissed by executive decrees without due process and legal recourse. We extend our solidarity to all persecuted academics and specifically to Nuriye Gülmen and Semih Özakça who are on an indefinite hunger strike in protest of the injustice they have experienced.