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French Mathematical Society

Call for boycott of some Turkish authorities following the repression of academics.

C’est pourquoi les trois sociétés savantes de mathématiques ont demandé aux ministres
français des affaires étrangères et de l’enseignement supérieur, ainsi qu’aux instances du CNRS, de INRIA, de l’INRA et de l’INSERM, de revoir leurs collaborations scientifiques avec les instances turques ne respectant pas la liberté académique tant que nos collègues ne seront pas rétablis dansleurs droits.

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Turkey: struggle for democracy

For the first time, the documentation tells of the upheaval in Turkey from the opposition perspectives and what it means to be part of the opposition there. Filmmaker Imre Azem accompanies one year of four activists in a Turkey, which is in exceptional condition.

http://www.arte.tv/de/videos/073058-000-A/turkei-ringen-um-demokratie (in German)

http://www.arte.tv/fr/videos/073058-000-A/turquie-un-combat-pour-la-democratie (in French)

12 Peace Declaration Signatory Academics Discharged from Dokuz Eylül University

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Press Conference, Friday 30 June 2017, 17:30-19:30, EHESS, Paris

TARGETED ACADEMIC BOYCOTT
THE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC COMMUNITY WILL NOT BE PARTY TO
CRIMES COMMITTED IN THE TURKISH HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM. Watch the Press Conference 

Koç University Cancels Presentation on Freedom of Press

Presentation of Yasemin Yılmaz, an academic at City University, to be held in Turkish Political Economic Society (TPES) Interdisciplinary Workshop at Koç University has been cancelled by the organizers on the ground that it was “politically sensitive”. Read More

Turkish Scholars in the U.S. Face a Difficult Decision on Speaking Out

The crackdown has extended beyond people associated with the Gülenist movement, academics and human-rights organizations say. Calling themselves “Academics for Peace,” more than 1,000 academics in Turkey and elsewhere signed a petition in January 2016 condemning the “violence inflicted against civilians” in a military crackdown in Kurdish regions. Some of the professors were jailed, while others have lost their jobs, according to Human Rights Watch. Prosecutors in Istanbul are investigating academics who signed the petition, The Guardian reported. Read More

Ne soyons pas complices des persécutions dans l’enseignement supérieur turc

Campagne intersyndicale d’action et de solidarité avec les universitaires et chercheurs de Turquie

Premiers signataires : FERC-CGT (CGT-FERCSUP, CGT INRA, SNTRS-CGT, CGT UN CROUS), SNCS-FSU, SNESUP-FSU, SUD-EDUCATION, SUD RECHERCHE EPST

La situation des droits fondamentaux en Turquie ne cesse de se détériorer depuis la tentative de coup d’Etat avortée en juillet 2016. Sous l’état d’urgence instauré et maintenu dans tout le pays le pouvoir gouverne par décrets-lois sans recours possible. Sous prétexte de lutte contre le terrorisme, les autorités procèdent à des purges et licenciements gigantesques, dont des dizaines de milliers d’enseignants et plus de 5000 universitaires. Read More

MEDIA COVERAGE ON ACADEMIC BOYCOTT

NEWS IN ENGLISH

Jadaliya

http://turkey.jadaliyya.com/pages/index/26683/call-for-targeted-academic-boycott-of-turkey

Yavuz Baydar blog

https://yavuzbaydar.wordpress.com/2017/06/11/turkish-academia-suffers-of-collapse-as-purged-academics-call-for-global-boycott/

CNRS call (May 2017)

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/calls-french-boycott-turkish-research-council

NEWS IN TURKISH

Cumhuriyet

http://www.cumhuriyet.com.tr/haber/dunya/762748/Dunyadaki_tum_akademilere_cagri…_500_u_askin_bilim_insani_boykot_istedi.html

Bianet

http://m.bianet.org/bianet/ifade-ozgurlugu/187426-avrupa-daki-baris-icin-akademisyenler-den-akademik-boykot-cagrisi

Siyasi Haber

http://siyasihaber3.org/e/akademik-boykot
Demokrat Haber
http://www.demokrathaber.org/genclik-egitim/bircok-ulkedeki-akademisyenlerden-ihraclara-karsi-akademik-boykot-h85452.html

Diken
http://www.diken.com.tr/aksam-postasi-15-haziran-2017/

 

ACADEMIC PERSECUTION AND DISMISSALS IN TURKEY

MEDIA COVERAGE

Turkey: Arbitrary detention and judicial harassment against academics …

https://www.fidh.org/…/turkey-arbitrary-detention-and-judicial-harassment-against-ac…

20 Apr 2016 – New information TUR 001 / 0116 / OBS 010.1 Arbitrary detention … Ms. Meral Camcı was arrested upon her return to Turkey on March 31, 2016 …

Dismissal of Academics for Peace members from their posts | Front …

https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/…/dismissal-academics-peace-members-their-p…

Ms Esra Mungan Gürsoy, Ms Meral Camcı, Mr Kıvanç Ersoy and Mr Muzaffer Kaya were … Worsening conditions of detention of imprisoned academics for peace.

Turkey: Release detained academics and uphold freedom of expression

https://www.amnesty.org/en/press-releases/2016/04/turkey-academics/21 Apr 2016 – Esra Mungan, Muzaffer Kaya, Kıvanç Ersoy and Meral Camcı at an Istanbul press conference on 10 March 2016. Turkish authorities must …

[PDF]Turkey: Academics detained for signing peace appeal

https://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/EUR4437922016ENGLISH.pdf

7 Apr 2016 – The four are currently in pre-trial detention. Academics Muzaffer Kaya, Esra Mungan, Kıvanç Ersoy and Meral Camcı are amongst the over …

[PDF]urgent action – Amnesty International UK

http://www.amnesty.org.uk/files/ua07816.pdf

7 Apr 2016 – The four are currently in pre-trial detention. Academics Muzaffer Kaya, Esra Mungan, Kıvanç Ersoy and Meral Camcı are amongst the over …

[DOC]x UA 078/16-1 english – Urgent actions

ua.amnesty.ch/urgent-actions/2016/04/078-16/078-16-1/x-ua-078-16-1-english

25 Apr 2016 – Turkish academics Muzaffer Kaya, Esra Mungan, Kıvanç Ersoy and Meral Camcı were released from pre-trial detention on 22 April.

Immediately drop all charges against academics who called for peace …

http://www.euromedrights.org/publication/charges-against-academics-for-peace-in-turkey/

27 Sep 2016 – Dr. Kıvanç Ersoy after appearing before the judge on 22 April 2016. These academics, except for Meral Camci, who was detained on 31 March, …

[PDF]urgent action – Amnesty International

https://www.amnestyusa.org/files/uaa07816_2.pdf

25 Apr 2016 – Turkish academics Muzaffer Kaya, Esra Mungan, Kıvanç Ersoy and Meral Camcı were released from pre-trial detention on 22 April.

Scholars Jailed in Turkey’s On-Going War Against Freedom of …

blog.amnestyusa.org/…/scholars-jailed-in-turkeys-on-going-war-against-freedom-of-a…

15 Apr 2016 – Esra Mungan, Muzaffer Kaya, Kıvanç Ersoy and Meral Camcı are academics currently held in pre-trial detention in Istanbul after they held a …

Meral Camcı | Translate for Justice

https://translateforjustice.com/tag/meral-camci/

20 Apr 2016 – Posts about Meral Camcı written by translatejustice. … in pre-trial detention, accused of terrorist propaganda under Article 7/2 of Anti-Terrorism …

330 Academics ordered for dismissal in Turkey – Scholars at Risk

https://www.scholarsatrisk.org/2017/02/330-academics-ordered-dismissal-turkey/

10 Feb 2017 – On February 7, 2017, state authorities issued a decree ordering the dismissal of 330 academic personnel from 49 universities, based on …

Turkey dismisses 4,400 public servants in latest post-coup attempt …

https://www.theguardian.com › World › Turkey

8 Feb 2017 – Dismissals come hours after first phone call between presidents … Some of thosedismissed from universities are leftists who have little to do …

Turkey: 330 more academics dismissed – European University …

http://www.eua.be/activities-services/news/…/02/…/turkey-330-more-academics-dismissed

9 Feb 2017 – The names are published on the Turkish Official Journal. This is already the second wave ofdismissals in 2017. According to Turkey Purge, …

Turkey sacks thousands of university staff : Nature News & Comment

http://www.nature.com/news/turkey-sacks-thousands-of-university-staff-1.20550

6 Sep 2016 – Turkey’s government has sacked 2,346 university staff for suspected ties … the first of an expected wave of dismissals under powers granted by …

2,346 academics dismissed from Turkish universities since July 15 …

https://turkeypurge.com/2346-academics-dismissed-from-turkish-u…

3 Sep 2016 – A total of 2346 academics working at 93 different universities across Turkey have beendismissed from positions over their alleged links to the …

Turkish academic seeks to enter university as student after post-coup …

https://turkeypurge.com/turkish-academic-seeks-to-enter-university-as-student-after-p…

31 Mar 2017 – Turkish academic seeks to enter university as student after post-coup dismissal … “As I was dismissed, I am not allowed on the campus now.

Over 5,500 Academics Dismissed from Positions in Turkey since Rule …

concernedscientists.org › Our Work

12 Jan 2017 – Over 5,500 Academics Dismissed from Positions in Turkey since Rule … 100 administrative personnel from higher level educational institutions.

A List of Over 1200 Academics Recently Dismissed from Universities …

concernedscientists.org › Our Work › Turkey

1 Nov 2016 – A new batch of 1267 people, from teaching assistants to professors, have been dismissedfrom the universities in Turkey in connection with two …

Dismissal of Academics for Peace members from their posts | Front …

https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/…/dismissal-academics-peace-members-their-p…

On 1 September 2016, the Turkish government passed three new state of …. the universities,dismissals and forced resignations, as well as detentions, house …

In Turkey, Crackdown on Academics Heats Up – VOA News

http://www.voanews.com/a/crackdown-on-academics-heats-up-in-turkey/3724549.html

14 Feb 2017 – Among those dismissed is Marmara University’s internationally renowned professor Ibrahim Kaboglu, one of Turkey’s foremost constitutional …

Turkey fires 21,000 teachers and demands suspension of every …

http://www.telegraph.co.uk › News

19 Jul 2016 – Turkey’s post-coup crackdown took a sinister turn on Tuesday after tens of thousands of teachers were fired and all the country’s university deans were told they faced suspension. … The purge is part of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s heavy-handed attempt to root out ..

Purge of academics leaves future of Turkish universities in …

news.trust.org/item/20170301124036-3i5o9/

1 Mar 2017 – Purge of academics leaves future of Turkish universities in doubt … “We took thesedismissals as an opportunity to push the limits and bring …

Turkey is purging 1,577 university deans and 15,200 education …

https://qz.com/…/turkey-is-purging-1577-university-deans-and-15200-education-wor…

19 Jul 2016 – Turkey’s Board of Higher Education today requested the resignation of 1577 … Thedismissed education workers and university deans join …

Endangered Scholars Worldwide | Crisis of Higher Education in Turkey

http://www.endangeredscholarsworldwide.net/crisis-of-higher-education-in-turkey-

Fears are growing for two Turkish academics whose health is deteriorating … On March 27, 2017, IsikUniversity (Istanbul) announced the dismissal of two of its …

Turkish university professor sacked for insulting President Erdoğan …

http://www.independent.co.uk › News › World › Europe

21 Jun 2016 – A university professor has been dismissed from her post at an Istanbul … had been sacked after insulting the Turkish president during a lecture, …

PressTV-Turkey dismissals violating basic rights: UN

http://www.presstv.ir › Middle East › Turkey

13 Apr 2017 – A policeman (L) looks at a detained demonstrator as Turkish police intervene during a protest outside a university campus in Ankara on …

Toronto academics protest Turkey’s purge of scholars | Toronto Star

https://www.thestar.com › News › GTA

13 Feb 2017 – Just days ago, police used tear gas to break up a protest at Ankara University in theTurkish capital denouncing the dismissal of 330 academics …

How the crackdown in Turkey is affecting international academic …

https://www.insidehighered.com/…/how-crackdown-turkey-affecting-international-aca…

29 Jul 2016 – Aaca crackdown on Turkey’s higher education sector after a failed coup has … and/ordismissed from their university posts, and others report being …

PressTV-‘Nearly 5k Turkish academics sacked after coup bid’

http://www.presstv.ir › Middle East › Turkey

27 Mar 2017 – Nearly 5,000 academics dismissed since coup attempt: Turkish … slogans during a protest against the dismissal of academics from universities …

Turkey purge: dark cloud of oppression hangs over country’s universities

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/…/turkey-purge-dark-cloud-oppression-hangs…

16 Feb 2017 – The targeting of Turkey’s top academics, in the country’s most … book about constitutional reform, has been dismissed from Marmara University.

Class Dismissed – The demise of academia in Erdogan’s Turkey …

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/…/class-dismissed-the-demise-of-academia-in-erdogans_us_…

4 Apr 2017 – Demonstrators protest the purge of thousands of education staff in front of IstanbulUniversity at Beyazit square in Istanbul, Turkey.

Protests erupt against dismissals of academics in Turkey – Xinhua …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-02/11/c_136048001.htm

11 Feb 2017 – 10 (Xinhua) — Hundreds of people in Istanbul and Ankara protested on Friday against the latest purge of 330 academics from universities …

The Freedom to Say “No”: Interview with dismissed Turkish academic …

http://www.criticatac.ro/…/freedom-to-say-no-interview-with-dismissed-turkish-academic/

20 Mar 2017 – UA: In my university, it was primarily petition signatories, but taken as a whole, the biggest part of dismissed Turkish academics are suspected …

Investigations launched into students who protested teacher dismissals

washingtonhatti.com › ENGLISH

21 Mar 2017 – Investigations launched into students who protested teacher dismissalsTurkey …University officials have begun investigating six students who …

Exposé: In Turkey, government dismisses academics, police beat them

http://www.israelnationalnews.com › OpEds

24 Feb 2017 – Another attack against free thought, now the norm in Turkey: mass dismissals of academics from universities. With the latest statutory decree …

The quest to quell opposition leads to ‘academocide’ – University …

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170209130103311

10 Feb 2017 – Turkey’s Islamist government dismissed 330 academics from state service … A book by Gülen found in my university office was enough of a …

Dismissed Turkish professor says ongoing crackdown ′a political …

http://www.dw.com/en/dismissed-turkish-professor-says-ongoing…a…/a-37463373

8 Feb 2017 – Professor Yuksel Taskin is one of the many academics in Turkey who were recentlydismissed from their posts at public universities. Taksin told …

Academic who signed peace declaration commits … – Turkish Minute

https://www.turkishminute.com › headline

25 Feb 2017 – … peace declaration commits suicide after dismissal from university … operations by security forces in southeastern Turkey, restore peace to the …

 

‘Simply cruel’: Renowned professor hits out at purge of Turkish …

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/turkey-coup-university-ankara-purge-1061134456

21 Feb 2017 – ISTANBUL, Turkey – Korkut Boratav has seen government purges gut … He himself wasdismissed from Ankara university in 1983 after the …

Gov’t attacks universities: Responses to dismissals from universities …

https://news.sol.org.tr/govt-attacks-universities-responses-dismissals-universities-171616

9 Feb 2017 – 330 academicians are dismissed from their positions in universities with … Erdem added that the universities in Turkey were always targets of …

Letters on Turkey

mesana.org/committees/academic-freedom/intervention/letters-turkey.html

The scale of the investigations, prosecutions, dismissals, detentions and campaigns …. All 1576 deans from all universities in Turkey were forced to resign, and a …

Protest against academics dismissals in Turkey Photos and Images …

http://www.epa.eu/…/protest-against-academics-dismissals-in-turkey-photos-53316204

10 Feb 2017 – epa05782568 Turkish policemen arrest a protester during protest by university students and academics against dismissing hundreds of …

Police Attack, Detain Academics and Students at Ankara University …

armenianweekly.com/…/police-attack-detain-academics-and-students-at-ankara-univer…

10 Feb 2017 – The group was protesting the recent dismissal of 330 academics from their positions atTurkish universities by the Higher Education Board …