Crackdown on Student Protesters is heartbreaking…

Turkey Resumes its Crackdown on Student Protesters

Government, University Authorities Should Allow Peaceful Dissent

Police forcefully detain a protester  who is crying on the ground while the police stand over her at a demonstration.

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Police forcefully detain a protester during demonstrations against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s rector appointment to Boğaziçi University, April 1 2021, Kadıköy, İstanbul, Turkey. © 2021 Murat Baykara/Sipa via AP Images

Turkish court today ordered the release of two student protesters detained since February 4. Şilan Delipalta and Anıl Akyüz were arrested for joining an unauthorized protest against President Erdogan’s controversial appointment of an unelected rector to Turkey’s Boğaziçi University in January. Their detention was just one episode in a broad crackdown on student protesters in Turkey this year. …

 

 

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