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.

Mahkeme TCK 301'den Soruşturma İzni İstedi, Esası Kapattı

Yazar / Referans: 
Hikmet Adal, Bianet
Tarih: 
28/05/2019

24. ACM'de İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi'nden Dr. Ohannes Kılıçdağı'nın yargılandığı davada mahkeme Adalet Bakanlığı'ndan TCK 301 maddesi uyarınca izin istenmesine karar vererek esası kapattı.

Barış İçin Akademisyenlerin "Bu suça ortak olmayacağız" bildirisini imzaladıkları için "Terör örgütü propagandası" suçlamasıyla yargılanan akademisyenlerin duruşmaları Çağlayan'daki İstanbul Adliyesi'nde devam etti

Eren Kırmızıaltın'ın Beyanı

Yazar / Referans: 
Hikmet Adal, Bianet
Tarih: 
28/05/2019

"Kelimenin tam anlamıyla korkunç olaylar yaşandı, insanlar öldü, evler yıkıldı. Ve buna karşı yapabildiğim tek şey “daha fazla ölüm olmasın” diyebilmek için Barış için Akademisyenler’in şiddet karşıtı metnine imza atmak oldu."

Gazi üniversitesi'nden Araştırma Görevlisi Eren Kırmızıaltın'ın Barış İçin Akademisyenler'in "Bu suça ortak olmayacağız" bildirisini imzalaması sebebiyle "Terör örgütü propagandası" iddiasıyla Çağlayan'daki İstanbul Adliyesi'nde 36. Ağır Ceza Mahkemesi'nde yargılandığı davadaki beyanını yayınlıyoruz.

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.

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