The image that represents the state of higher education in Turkey…

On the right hand side, you see the head of Turkey’s Higher Education Council…
Erdoğan has called for academics calling for peace: “They can struggle as much as they want. There is no old Turkey anymore where those self-proclaimed wise, calling themselves intellectual, academic used to rule”.
Foundation Universities Communication and Solidarity Network has stated “Foundation Universities are public areas and demanding peace in society and reacting against ones committing crimes against peace constitute actions for public interest”.
President Erdoğan has stepped up his harsh rhetoric against academics who called for an end to military operations in Turkey’s southeast, warning that they would pay the price for “falling into a pit of treachery”
APSA has written an open letter to Turkish President Erdoğan, criticizing the measures against at least 1,128 Turkish academics who signed a petition calling for an end to ongoing military operations in the country’s southeast
Turkish teacher jailed for making rude gesture at President Erdoğan

Woman will serve 11 months and 20 days in prison for making ‘ugly gesture with her hand’ at 2014 political rally

A Turkish court has sentenced a teacher to almost a year in prison for making a rude gesture at President Tayyip Erdoğan at a political rally in 2014, according to local media reports.

A Turkish woman was sentenced to 11 months in prison on Jan. 20 for “insulting” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan by shouting and directing a hand gesture toward him in the Aegean province of İzmir in 2014

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