45 Boğaziçi University students detained by police after staging a peaceful sit-in. The author of this tweet, academic and documentary filmmaker Can Candan @yunusunbabasi, was recently barred from entering campus to teach due to his support of the ongoing protests. Solidarity. https://t.co/dmPPGzByD4
— Lisel Hintz (@LiselHintz) October 22, 2021
The tent where the students of Boğaziçi University have been holding a vigil in protest against the appointed rectors has been removed upon the instruction of the Rectorate. Police have entered the campus, taking at least 45 students into custody.
The country’s criminality score is higher than any other county in Europe. It is second to Syria in “state-embedded criminal actors” ranking.
The fact that there are over 2,000 prisoners with an MA degree shows the current dimensions of academic confinement in Turkey. While Boğaziçi University has 449 faculty members with a PhD degree, prisons have 460 prisoners with a PhD degree.
When people wanted to commemorate the 103 people killed in a bomb attack in Ankara in 2015, police intervened with tear gas in the first two years. A limited attendance was allowed next year. The ceremony in 2020 was not allowed “due to pandemic.”