Dayanışma / Solidarity

Statement of Support for Ayşe Gül Altınay, Turkish Academic for Peace Sentenced to 25 Months in Prison

Yazar / Referans: 
Mnemonics - Network for Memory Studies
Tarih: 
28/05/2019

Ayşe Gül Altınay, Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Gender and Women’s Studies Center at Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey, is set to give a keynote at the summer school organized by the Mnemonics network in Utrecht, the Netherlands, in September 2019.

Deutsche Mathematiker-Vereinigung fordert Freilassung von Tuna Altinel

Yazar / Referans: 
Deutsche Mathematiker-Vereinigung
Tarih: 
28/05/2019

Die Deutsche Mathematiker-Vereinigung (DMV) ist bestürzt über die Verhaftung ihres geschätzten Kollegen Tuna Altinel am 11. Mai 2019 anlässlich eines Besuches in der Türkei und fordert seine sofortige Freilassung. Altinel arbeitet seit vielen Jahren als Mathematiker an der Universität Lyon 1 in Frankreich. Professor Altinel engagiert sich in der „Academics for Peace“-Bewegung, die Menschenrechtsverletzungen in der Türkei anprangert.

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.

Sevgili Füsun Üstel,

Yazar / Referans: 
Meryem Koray, Birgün
Tarih: 
24/05/2019

2010’dan bu yana yazıyorum BirGün’de ve bu köşeyi kamu alanı olarak gördüğümden kişisel bir şey yazmamaya özen gösterdim bugüne dek. Bugün bunun dışına çıkacağım; içim dolup taşıyor ve seninle konuşmak istiyorum.

İçimin neden dolup taştığı malum! 30 yıldan fazla bu ülkenin üniversitelerinde ders vermiş, yüzlerce insana ilham olmuş, ürettikleri kadar saygın tutumuyla da ülke için ancak övünç konusu olabilecek bir kişiyken, 2 Mayıs’tan bu yana bir cezaevinin parmaklıkları arkasındasın.

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.

Statement of Support for Ayşe Gül Altınay

Yazar / Referans: 
Duke University, Department of Cultural Anthropology
Tarih: 
24/05/2019

The Turkish government is prosecuting hundreds of academics who signed a petition by a group called "Academics for Peace" advocating a peaceful solution to the Kurdish conflict. It is part of the on-going crackdown on free expression and speech in the country. A beloved academic and renowned scholar, Ayse Gul Altinay, was last week sentenced to 25 months in prison by the Istanbul 25th Heavy Penal Court. Dr. Altinay is noted for her commitment to a peaceful future for her country shaped by nonviolence, democracy, and a commitment to human equality.

Statement of Support for Ayşe Gül Altınay: Turkish Academic for Peace Sentenced to 2 years and 1 month in prison

Yazar / Referans: 
Global Campaign for Peace Education
Tarih: 
23/05/2019

Prof. Dr. Ayşe Gül Altınay, who has been working in the fields of anthropology, cultural studies and gender at Sabancı University, is one of the 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.

Statement of Support for Ayşe Gül Altınay

Yazar / Referans: 
Columbia University Center for the Study of Social Difference and Women Creating Change
Tarih: 
23/05/2019

Our colleague Ayse Gül Altinay, Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Gender and Women’s Studies Center at Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey, was sentenced to 25 months in prison earlier this week. She is one of over 2200 Academics for Peace who three years ago signed a statement “We will not be a party to this crime” appealing for an end to violent state-sponsored persecution of Kurdish citizens of Turkey. The investigation in Istanbul has covered only the first 1200 signatories so far, but it might be extended to the second 1000 as well.

Solidarity with Academics for Peace Imprisoned in Turkey

Yazar / Referans: 
Index on Censorship
Tarih: 
17/05/2019

Academic freedom, freedom of expression and political rights are denied in Turkey. Academics for Peace are in jail and show trials continue. Journalists, lawyers, women, political party leaders and activists, trade unionists, doctors are also targeted.

“Turkey is incarcerating its academics!” 

This is what Tuna Altınel (Claude Bernard University of Lyon 1, France) wrote to the European solidarity networks on 8 May 2019, as Füsun Üstel was taken into prison in Eskişehir. 

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