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Six Years of Pressure on Turkey’s Academia: An Account of the ‘Academics for Peace’

Yazar / Referans: 
MedyaNews
Tarih: 
12/01/2022

Prof. Dr. Nejla Kurul, an academic expelled from Ankara University, now chair of the teachers' union Eğitim-Sen, recalls events that followed the 'Peace Petition' signed on 11 January 2016, and makes assessments.

In 2013, the Turkish authorities and the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) began a so-called ‘peace process’ in an attempt to resolve the decades-long conflict between them. After two years of talks under ceasefire conditions, however, the conflict resumed in the summer of 2015 when the process fell apart.

The Graying of the Budget, the Feminization of Old Age, and the Only Way Ahead Is Feminist Gerontology

Yazar / Referans: 
Asli Aydemir, Çatlak Zemin
Tarih: 
08/03/2021

In fact, what causes a problem for a woman is not ageing but the accumulation of all the inequalities imposed on her throughout her life due to being a woman. This shows us that we cannot talk about ageing without talking about women, femininity, and sexism.

Free Peace Defenders Imprisoned in Turkey!

Yazar / Referans: 
Solidarité UP ! - Universitaires pour la paix
Tarih: 
22/01/2021

On September 25, 2020, the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office issued arrest warrants against 82 members of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), the second biggest opposition party in Turkish Parliament, including 24 former Central Executive Committee members. They were taken into custody and were restricted from meeting their attorneys for 24 hours.

Call for Solidarity

Yazar / Referans: 
BAK
Tarih: 
22/01/2021

On September 25, 2020, the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's Office issued arrest warrants against 82 members of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), the second biggest opposition party in Turkish Parliament, including 24 former Central Executive Committee members.  They were taken into custody and were restricted from meeting their attorneys for 24 hours. On October1, 2020, the court ordered the pre-trial detention for seventeen of them, including the joint mayor of Kars, Ayhan Bilgen, the former MPs Ayla Akat Aka, Emine Ayna, Nazmi Gür, Prof. Dr.

Academic for Peace Meral Camcı to Be Paid Compensation for Time She Spent Behind Bars

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin, Bianet
Tarih: 
09/11/2020

İstanbul Anadolu 10th Heavy Penal Court has ruled that Dr. Lecturer Meral Camcı shall be paid 1,723 Turkish lira (~205 US dollars) for non-material damages for the 23 days she spent behind bars.

Camcı and her attorney's application for material damages as per Article 14 of the Law on Criminal Procedures have been rejected.

ECtHR: Freedom of Expression of Academics Oran, Kaboğlu Violated

Yazar / Referans: 
Bianet
Tarih: 
21/10/2020

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has concluded that freedom of expression of academics Baskın Oran and İbrahim Kaboğlu has been violated.

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has pronounced its judgement regarding the application of Human Rights Advisory Committee Chair Prof. İbrahim Kaboğlu and Prof. Baskın Oran, who prepared a report on "minorities and cultural rights" and were subjected to grave insults and death threats by ultranationalist groups over this report.

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