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The Trials of Academics for Peace in Turkey: Information Note and Call for Solidarity

Yazar / Referans: 
BAK
Tarih: 
18/05/2018

In a petition made public in January 2016, 2212 academics and researchers from Turkey, supported by several hundred international academics—called on the Turkish government to abide by the domestic and international law and to return to the peace process that had been interrupted in July 2015. After the petition was made public, the signatories were specifically targeted by President Erdoğan and subsequently attacked, threatened and became subject to administrative and criminal investigations. Some were arrested and kept in prison.

2 More Academics Have Their First Hearings

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin, Bianet
Tarih: 
15/05/2018

Academics Gülşah Kurt and S.U., who have left Kadir Has University, have had their first hearings. While Kurt could not attend the hearing on the ground that she was abroad on duty, both hearings have been adjourned to October 2018.

Trials of 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, continued in İstanbul Çağlayan Courthouse at the 37th Heavy Penal Court.

4 Academics Stand Trial at 3 Courts

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin, Bianet
Tarih: 
10/05/2018

Academics Murat Koyuncu and Bülent Eken have had their first hearings and academics Neşe Yıldıran and Çağla Diner have had their second hearings.

Trials of 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, continued in İstanbul Çağlayan Courthouse at three different courts today (May 10).

5 Academics Stand Trial at 2 Courts

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin, Bianet
Tarih: 
08/05/2018

Three academics have had their second hearings at the 36th Heavy Penal Court and two academics have had their first hearings at the 37th Heavy Penal Court. All of the hearings have been adjourned.

Trials of 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, continued in İstanbul Çağlayan Courthouse at the 36th and 37th Heavy Penal Courts today (May 8).

First Hearings of 2 Academics from Boğaziçi University Held

Yazar / Referans: 
Elif Ünal, Bianet
Tarih: 
04/05/2018

Court has rejected demands that files be combined and research assistant Acar from faculty of Education Sciences and Soysal from Atatürk Institute at Boğaziçi University be acquitted.

First hearings of two academics in lawsuit launched against signatories of the declaration entitled “We will not be a party to this crime” released by Academics for Peace were held at İstanbul Courthouse.

2 More Academics Have Their First Hearings

Yazar / Referans: 
Beyza Kural, Bianet
Tarih: 
03/05/2018

Academics Mahmut Çınar from Bahçeşehir University and Gizem Sayın from the Faculty of Law at Kadir Has University have had their first hearings at the 37th Heavy Penal Court.

Trials of 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, continued in İstanbul Çağlayan Courthouse today (May 3).

Academics for Peace Granted 2018 Courage to Think Defender Award

Yazar / Referans: 
Bianet
Tarih: 
30/04/2018

2018 Courage to Think Defender Award has been granted to Academics for Peace due to their extraordinary efforts to form solidarity at universities and encourage academic freedom, freedom of questioning and peaceful exchange of ideas.

Scholars at Risk has given 2018 Courage to Think Defender Award to Academics for Peace.

Prison Sentence for 1 Fine Arts Associate Professor, Statements of Defence by 5 Academics

Yazar / Referans: 
Beyza Kural, Bianet
Tarih: 
24/04/2018

Assoc. Prof. Merve Didem Dayı has been sentenced to 1 year and 3 months in prison; her sentence has been suspended. Müftüoğlu, Durakbaşa, Yapıştıran, Taşkın and Akça have presented their statements of defence.

Trials of 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, continued in İstanbul Çağlayan Courthouse yesterday (April 24).

Judge: Why Didn’t You Sign Such Declarations After Terrorist Attacks?

Yazar / Referans: 
Elif Ünal, Bianet
Tarih: 
19/04/2018

Presiding Judge of İstanbul 14th Heavy Penal Court has asked the academic, “Why didn't you sign such declarations before even though several terrorist attacks were carried out?”

Trials of 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, continued at the 36th, 34th and 14th Heavy Penal Courts today (April 19).

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