Dayanışma / Solidarity

In Solidarity with Prof. Ayşe Gül Altınay

Yazar / Referans: 
Academia for Equality
Tarih: 
30/05/2019

Following the ongoing prosecution of academics in Turkey, whose only crime is to wish for a future without violence, we sent a letter to the Turkish Ambassador in Israel, The Turkish Ministries of Justice and Education and to other institutions demanding an end to the judicial harassment against the members of Barış İçin Akademisyenler / Academics for Peace (full letter in comments).

Uppsala Forum-Connected Researcher Sentenced to Prison in Turkey

Yazar / Referans: 
Uppsala Forum on Democracy, Peace and Justice
Tarih: 
29/05/2019

Uppsala Forum on Democracy, Peace and Justice stands in solidarity with Professor Ayşe Gül Altinay

On May 21, 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.

She was an invited speaker at an Uppsala Forum event this February.

Statement of Support for Ayşe Gül Altınay

Yazar / Referans: 
Taiwan Society for Anthropology and Ethnology
Tarih: 
29/05/2019

Anthropologists in Taiwan are deeply concerned with the recent prosecution and sentencing of our Turkish colleague Dr. Ayşe Gül Altınay, a professor at Sabancı University.Dr. Ayşe Gül Altınay, one of the scholars who signed a petition three years ago that called for a peaceful solution to the Kurdish conflict, was recently sentenced to 25 months in prison by the Istanbul 25th Heavy Penal Court. Dr. Altınay is a world-renowned anthropologist who has a Ph. D. from Duke University and expertise in the fields of militarism, feminism, and non-violent activism.

CEU Expresses Solidarity with Ayşe Gül Altınay

Yazar / Referans: 
Central European University
Tarih: 
29/05/2019

Central European University expresses solidarity with the highly regarded academic Ayse Gül Altinay, sentenced by the Turkish authorities to 25 months in prison for signing a peace petition. Such actions are always unacceptable, but especially so in a country that claims to respect freedom of speech and academic freedom.

Statement by Dr. Ayse Gül Altinay, May 21, 2019 (read out in court)

Declaración de apoyo de la Universidad de Deusto a Ayse Gül Altinay

Yazar / Referans: 
University of Deusto
Tarih: 
28/05/2019

El pasado viernes recibimos, con gran conmoción y angustia, la noticia de que nuestra compañera de la Universidad de Sabanci (Turquía), Ayse Gül Altinay, había sido condenada a 25 meses de prisión por "apoyar voluntariamente y con conocimiento de causa a una organización terrorista como no miembro". El caso de Ayse no es aislado. Es una de las más de 1.200 Academics for Peace que hace tres años firmó una declaración en la que pedía que se pusiera fin a la violenta persecución llevada a cabo por el estado a la ciudadanía kurda.

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

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