Academic Altınel: I Taught English, French to Friends in Prison

Yazar / Referans: 
Evrim Kepenek, Bianet

Assoc. Prof. Altınel, an academic for peace, served 81 days in prison for "terrorist propaganda" because of interpreting speeches in an event. "I learned valuable knowledge from my friends in prison," he says.

Today is Saturday. Istiklal Avenue is congested. Some came for shopping, some for hanging around. We are on Çukurleşme street, one of the busiest in the area, also where the Human Rights Association (İHD) is on.

Prof. Dr. Kaboğlu: Administration is Obliged to Abide by Constitutional Court Verdict

Yazar / Referans: 
Ruken Tuncel, Bianet

Speaking to bianet, legists have criticized the counter-declarations opened to signature by some universities after the Constitutional Court has ruled that the freedom of expression of Academics of Peace has been violated.

Announcing its ruling on 10 Academics for Peace sentenced to prison for having signed the declaration "We will not be a party to this crime", the Constitutional Court has ruled that their freedom of expression has been violated by their penalization for "terror propaganda."

Turkey: Constitutional Court Clears Academics from Spurious ‘Terrorism Propaganda’ Charges

Yazar / Referans: 
Amnesty International

Reacting to news that Turkey’s Constitutional Court found the convictions of academics on charges of “making propaganda for a terrorist organization”, because they signed a peace petition in 2016, violated their right to freedom of expression, Amnesty International’s Turkey Campaigner, Milena Buyum said:

On the Civil Struggle of Academics in Turkey: The Peace Petition Signers

Yazar / Referans: 
Iris Agmon, Informed Comment

On January 2016, a small Turkish organization of activists, Academics for Peace (AfP) called the Turkish government to stop its violent assault against the Kurdish towns and areas of Eastern Turkey and return to peace negotiations with the Kurdish leadership towards resolving the prolonged conflict between the Turkish state and its Kurdish citizens. For the full story, see my essay, here (click).

Detained Peace Academic Tuna Altınel Talked to Evrensel: Bully for Me If I Was Able to Cover a Tiny Bit of Ground

Yazar / Referans: 
Fatih Polat, Evrensel

Associate Professor Dr. Tuna Altınel, who is one of the academics to be prosecuted for signing the “We will not be party to this crime” declaration and has been detained, says with refence to the declaration, “I’m proud to be part of it.”