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My university is closed down

First a government trustee was appointed to Turgut Özal University where I was lecturing. Then, my university is completely closed down with an emergency decree issued after the 15 July. All the properties of this privately-owned university are seized by the government and many of our lecturers including our president, an orthodontist by profession, have [...]

419th day in prison

Mehmet Altan, an economy professor and a columnist known for his liberal views, is in the 419th day of his arrest.

Former professor of medicine sentenced to 12 years

Date: October 19, 2017 Type: Imprisonment / Prosecution Status: Verified New/Ongoing: Ongoing Incident Region/Sub-region: Country or Territory: Institution: Afyon Kocatepe University On October 19, 2017, a Turkish court sentenced Mehmet Ünlü, a former professor of medicine at Afyon Kocatepe University, to 12 years in prison, based on alleged connections with Fethullah Gülen, a cleric who authorities claim [...]

July 15 and my journey to prison

In fact, I thought about how I could start this article many times. I wrote it then deleted repeatedly, and I wrote it again; I have read what I wrote again and again and re-imagined what I lived in bewilderment. Every moment of what I went through is still in my memory. While I was [...]

Serious cancer patient academician was released

Akademisyen Doç. Dr. Ahmet Turan Özcerit sonunda tahliye edildi. İzmir’de ileri seviyede karaciğer ve bağırsak kanseri teşhisi konulan, vücudundaki kanseri kiltesinin metastas yaptığı tutuklu Özcerit’in tahliyesine uzun süre izin verilmiyordu. Yanında refekatçi bile bulunmayan Özçerit, eşi ve çocuklarıyla dahi görüştürülmüyordu. Yoğun çaba sonunda tahliye edilen Özcerit oğlu Sinan Özcerit twitter hesabından, “Babam Ahmet Turan Özcerit [...]

Prison torture to academician struggling with cancer

İzmir’de ileri seviyede karaciğer ve bağırsak kanseri teşhisi konulan, vücudundaki kanseri kiltesinin metastas yaptığı tutuklu Özcerit’in tahliyesine izin verilmiyor. Yanında refekatçi bile bulunmayan Özçerit, eşi ve çocuklarıyla dahi görüştürülmüyor. Bayram tatili araya girdiği için de tedavisi yapılmıyor. 15 Temmuz sonrası Sakarya Üniversitesi öğretim üyeliğinden ihraç edilen Özcerit, 13 aydır tutuklu. İddianamesi geçtiğimiz günlerde yazılan Özcerit, [...]

I was shackled like a murderer

I want to introduce myself first. I am the third daughter of blue collar father and housewife mother. My father lost my grandfather while doing his military service when he was three years old. Life has always been hard for my father, he struggled most when he was looking for an employment. Because he was [...]

My Brother

My brother! The one from whom I have learned how to sit on the desk for 14 hours after graduating the medical faculty. In his first TUS (Medical Spacialization exam) Exam, he was among the first 100 doctors in Turkey and received specialist training in cardiology from Kosulyolu Heart Hospital, one of the best institutions [...]

Am I an academic or a traitor

Am I an academic or a traitor who attempted to military coup on July 15, 2016? On January 31, 2017, the Minister of Labor and Social Security, Mr. Mehmet Müezzinoğlu reported that “a total of 125.485 public employees were traded, 18.331 of them returned to the job, 94.867 of them were fired, and 30.618 of [...]

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