All four main op-eds in pro-government Star newspaper today had the same message: that the Boğaziçi protests are an attempt to overthrow the government rather than anything to do with the Erdoğan-appointed rector pic.twitter.com/cfvnMakoAY
— Ankaralı Jan (@06JAnk) February 4, 2021
SOLIDARITY WITH BOĞAZİÇİ UNIVERSITY: 3,317 academics from around the world call on Turkey to respect university autonomy
3,317 academics, thinkers and writers from around the world have released a joint statement condemning the actions against the Boğaziçi University students and calling on the appointed rector to resign.
Amid ongoing protests against the appointed rector of Boğaziçi University, Metropoll Research company has asked citizens what they think about the appointment of political figures as university presidents.
The students, alumni and academics of Boğaziçi University have come together at the South Campus in İstanbul, once again protesting the appointment of Melih Bulu as a rector to their university.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has dismissed the criticism, saying that no one can interfere with Turkey’s internal affairs.
As the protests against the new rector continue, the president and his ally Bahçeli have once again accused the students of “terrorism.”
As the protests against the new rector intensify, the president and his ally Bahçeli have once again accused the students of “terrorism.”
A group of students who shared information about the Boğaziçi University protests against the appointed rector and said, “Release our friends” on Twitter and Clubhouse app were taken into custody in morning hours today.
İstanbul Governor’s Office has announced that 65 of the 94 people detained in Kadıköy yesterday have been released. Of the ones detained in Beşiktaş and Sarıyer, 11 have been released, while the proceedings of 29 people are still ongoing.
TÜSİAD has emphasized that the country will develop with “strong and autonomous institutions.”
The Progressive Lawyers Association (ÇHD) has announced that 83 people who were battered and detained in the capital city have been released.