Fikret Başkaya, a professor of Economic Development and International Relations was detained following a police raid against his home in Ankara on Monday.

The 77-year-old academic and the author of several books was caught by Ankara police. While the charges raised against him were unknown at the time of this writing, media said police detained some pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) members as part of the same investigation, too.

During the search, police seized his laptop along with three books including a copy of Başkaya’s critical book, the Bankruptcy of the Paradigm.

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