Rest in Peace dear Mehmet Fatih Traş…

Mehmet Fatih Traş was a teaching assistant for 6 years at Çukurova University. His contract was not renewed by the university at the end of the last academic year. The very probable reason is that he was one of the signatories of the Academics’ Peace Declaration. According news in Turkish after a period of depression, he had committed suicide…


Turkey: authoritarianism and academic ‘closure’


The regime’s growing assaults on journalists, intellectuals and academics at this particular moment seem aimed at promoting self-censorship ahead of the constitutional referendum in April.

122 academics from Amsterdam University have made a call for solidarity with academics of Turkey via a statement they released.
At least 66 courses have been left without academics and 38 undergraduate theses and 89 postgraduate theses have been left without advisers at Ankara University’s Faculty of Language, History and Geography after the government’s latest expulsions.

We Will Return, Say Academics Expelled from Marmara University Faculty of Law

Those who were expelled from Marmara University Faculty of Law, have been bid farewell “for a while” in a demonstration with the participation of their colleagues, students and graduates.

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