42 akademisyene gözaltı kararı

Turkish police on Friday detained 22 former and current academics and staff members at İstanbul-based Marmara University as part of an investigation into the Gülen group, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported. According to the report the Istanbul Public Prosecutor’s Office has issued detention warrants for 42 academics and staff at the university on accusations [...]

42 akademisyene gözaltı kararı2017-11-29T20:16:55+00:00

Türkiye Akademisine uygulanan nazi dönemi taktikleri

'Nazi-era methods' targeting academia unacceptable, says Luxembourg's foreign minister The mass sacking of more than 1,200 academics in Turkey has been compared to tactics used in Nazi Germany. Jean Asselborn, Luxembourg’s foreign minister, made his comments shortly after Turkish authorities released a list of 1,273 academics fired from public universities on 29 October. It means [...]

Türkiye Akademisine uygulanan nazi dönemi taktikleri2017-11-02T11:17:20+00:00

Turkey’s anti-intellectual crusade is pure Orwell

Turkey’s president was unwise to evoke Animal Farm when his attack on academics has eerie echoes of George Orwell’s novel, says Umut Özkirımli It was one of those awkward moments. “In Animal Farm”, said Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in his address to the parliamentary group of his Justice and Development Party (AKP) earlier this [...]

Turkey’s anti-intellectual crusade is pure Orwell2017-11-02T11:11:18+00:00

6 Kasım SAR etkinliğinde Türk konuşmacı da yer alacak

Today, throughout the world, there are increasing threats to academic freedom – from authoritarian regimes and in regions at war or under occupation, but also by intolerant state and non-state actors. Academic freedom is also increasingly compromised within the academy itself  by profit-maximisation models and audit cultures. How can we safeguard academic freedom and the [...]

6 Kasım SAR etkinliğinde Türk konuşmacı da yer alacak2017-10-25T15:15:16+00:00

Türkiye’nin akademiye olan savaşına karşı direnmek

Great ideas, it has been said, come into the world as gently as doves. Perhaps then, if we listen attentively, we shall hear, amid the uproar of empires and nations, a faint flutter of wings, the gentle stirring of life and hope. Some will say that this hope lies in a nation; others, in a [...]

Türkiye’nin akademiye olan savaşına karşı direnmek2017-09-28T16:16:11+00:00

Almanya’daki Türk akademisyenler korku içinde

Intense polarisation of Turkish diaspora, plus online harassment, means refugee scholars feel they are being watched Mehmet is a Turkish academic who rarely looks directly at you; instead, he turns away and smiles in a pained way. Unlike almost all of the other delegates at a conference for refugee academics being held in Leipzig, he [...]

Almanya’daki Türk akademisyenler korku içinde2017-09-28T16:00:33+00:00

“Yeni” Türkiye’den beyin göçü

As of June this year, according to report by the organization ‘Freedom for Academia’, approximately 6% of Turkey’s 150 thousand academics had lost their jobs in successive waves of purges launched following the coup. Many of those fired have no apparent involvement in the coup or even with the Gülen movement, implying the regime uses the state [...]

“Yeni” Türkiye’den beyin göçü2017-08-29T14:07:28+00:00