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JAIME DANIES / FILE PHOTO The panel, originally to take place on Columbia’s Morningside campus on Thursday, was organized in partnership with a number of organizations both within and outside the University. https://www.columbiaspectator.com/news/2019/04/04/cancelled-panel-on-turkish-rule-of-law-sparks-debate-around-foreign-political-pressure-academic-freedom-at-columbia/

It looks like Turkey’s long arm reaches to Columbia University…”Columbia University’s cancelation of forum on Turkey draws criticism..

JAIME DANIES / FILE PHOTO
The panel, originally to take place on Columbia’s Morningside campus on Thursday, was organized in partnership with a number of organizations both within and outside the University. Source
My educated guess is that rich Turkish family “pleaded” on behalf of Turkish authorities to keep their investments back in Turkey safe…
Panelists noted that Columbia has a center in Istanbul and also is home to a Turkish studies center founded several years ago with a $10 million gift from the family of a Turkish businessman.
The Washington Post – Karen DeYoung – Apr 4, 5:23 PM

“That really could be the only explanation for this,” said Steven A. Cook, senior fellow for Middle East studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and an expert on Turkish politics, who was scheduled to moderate the panel


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