47th Hearing Held in Trial of Academics

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Beyza Kural, Bianet

The first hearing was held for an academic, Melda Tunçay, on the third day of the trial of the peace declaration signatories.

The trial of retired chemistry professor from Marmara University Melda Tunçay was held at the 36th Heavy Penal Court. Tunçay’s colleagues and lawyers attended the hearing.

In his statement of defense, Tunçay said that he signed the declaration with humanitarian considerations. His lawyers demanded his acquittal.

Statement of Solidarity with Turkish Faculty and Students

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Graduate Workers of Columbia University

The Organizing Committee of the Graduate Workers of Columbia University – UAW Local 2110 severely condemns the Turkish government’s continued assault on dissenting voices amongst Turkish faculty and students, and stand in solidarity with the signatories of the January 2016 Peace Petition now facing a fresh round of criminal indictments. Read our full statement here:

Academics for Peace blog is online!

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This blog is curated by Academics for Peace Germany e.V.  Its aim is, on the one hand, to create an archive of factual and up-to-date information on the ongoing developments that researchers, journalists and others with an interest in the topic can rely on. On the other hand, this blog will provide contextualization and analysis from a variety of different disciplines and theoretic approaches, in preparation of a planned research network on the instrumentalization of law for the suppression of academic freedom in Turkey and elsewhere.