If you cannot have it for real, let it rot. A strange but not surprising rector appointment for Boğaziçi University

It is sad to watch the news. I graduated from Boğaziçi University (Sociology BA and MA). The university had a tradition of electing its presidents. Erdoğan killed that before by appointing a professor who was not even in the election instead of a person who got more than 80% of the votes. This time Erdoğan appointed someone who is not even a professor at Boğaziçi University. He spent most of his life as a politician in the AKP party establishment, once tried to be an MEP but could not succeed. Now he is rewarded.  Today it was reported that he was actually an early digital pioneer of so-called Aktrolls.

And would you be surprised if there were plagiarism claims?

 

Today some students protested and the police showed their usual brutality:

 

Birgün has good coverage of today’s protest.

 

PROTESTS AGAINST UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT: Police attack students with pepper gas at Boğaziçi University

Students have gathered in the South Campus of Boğaziçi University in İstanbul and protested the appointment of Prof. Bulu, also a former MP candidate for nomination from the ruling AKP, as the University President. Police have intervened into the protest.

More news in English at Google News

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