Bloomberg – Isobel Finkel – Jan 21, 1:21 AM

You can’t become a knowledge economy by going after your brightest minds. So says Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel Prize winner in economics, speaking after Turkey’s highest education authority last week announced an investigation into more than 1,100

 

Here is where all the academicians who signed the Peace Statement listed: 

http://beyazgazete.com/1100akademisyen

 

independent.co.uk – Jan 19, 11:13 AM

Turkey’s popular Beyaz Show took a more sombre turn than usual one evening earlier this month. The live entertainment programme aired a call from a woman who gave her name as Ayse Celik. She described herself as a teacher from the city of

Academics from 160 universities have expressed support for “Academics for Peace”.
Smear campaign against Academics for Peace

A peace manifesto circulated by many Turkish academicians against the political war being conducted by the Turkish Government in the Kurdish region of Turkey has prompted a severe reaction.

Student protest against YOK dispersed by Istanbul riot police outside University of Istanbul using tear gas and rubber bullets. Student protest against YOK dispersed by Istanbul riot police outside University of Istanbul using teargas and rubber bullets, 2015. Demotix/ Sahan Nuhoglu. All rights reserved.

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled for Turkey to be fined over a police raid on the office building of Nokta magazine upon a military court ruling in 2007 stating that the raid constituted a violation of freedom of expression
Three academics from Sakarya University signing declaration released by Academics for Peace Initiative have been released following prosecution questioning after be detained.
Attorneys Cinmen and İlkiz have noted that the academics could sue the President for damages on account of defaming them by using expressions such as “crappy so-called, scum and dark”.
Turkey: Teacher Jailed for Gesture

A court on Wednesday sentenced a teacher to almost a year in prison for making a rude gesture at President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a political rally in 2014.

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