Turkey’s brain drain: Purges and fear are driving Turkish scholars out of the country

By William Armstrong The new academic year opened under dark clouds for many scholars in Turkey. The crackdown in the aftermath of July’s attempted military coup has worsened the sense of suffocation. The country now faces the real danger of a “brain drain” as many educated citizens look for a route out. Over 5,300 academics have … Read more

Freedom of Expression in Turkey represented in a photo here:

Arzu Geybulla took this photo at a bookstore: “Author of books in row 5,6,7 and 11,12 is currently behind bars in #Turkey “  ‘Ahmet Altan is one of Turkey’s most important writers, whose novels appear in translation and sell in the millions.’ Photograph: web Turkey has detained a prominent novelist. We unite to say this vendetta … Read more