Scholars At Risk on Yonca Demir’s imprisonment to three years

Please see the original post by SAR Network here: https://www.scholarsatrisk.org/report/2019-01-24-bilgi-university/ On January 24, 2019, Turkey’s 28th Heavy Penal Court sentenced Istanbul Bilgi University lecturer Yonca Demir to three years imprisonment on a charge “propagandizing for a terrorist organization.” The charges are in apparent retaliation for Dr. Demir’s endorsement of a petition criticizing state and military … Continue reading Scholars At Risk on Yonca Demir’s imprisonment to three years

Open Letter: Repression against critical scientists in Turkey, by Bund demokratischer Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler / BdWi

Please see the original document in German at https://www.bdwi.de/show/10707775.html Open Letter/Repression against critical scientists in Turkey Dear Minister Maas, It is with great indignation and concern that we are following the continuing repression of critical citizens by the Turkish government. We are particularly concerned about the renewed punitive measures against academics. In December 2018, eight … Continue reading Open Letter: Repression against critical scientists in Turkey, by Bund demokratischer Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler / BdWi