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CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC SOLIDARITY

As the trials of the peace academics reach to a new phase with an actual threat of  imprisonment, the academics have started a campaign, calling jurists, political scientists and other scholars of the world for an intervention. In their call, they ask international scholars to write down their anlysis of...

Bulletin From HRFT: A Legal Panorama of the Academic Purge in Turkey

In July 2018 The Human Rights Foundation of Turkey, one of the prominent NGO’s in Turkey in the defense of human rights, has published a bulletin regarding the situation of Turkish academz under the conditions of the State of Emergency. Published under the scope of the project “Supporting Academics as...

A Commentary on the Indictment against Academics for Peace

The following text consists of a summary of the body of the Bill of Indictment with relevant commentaries in the footnotes. Although the penal case against the Academics for Peace petition has been filed on an individual basis regarding the signatories, each case shares a uniform Bill of Indictment [1]....

Imprisonment Without Suspension: A New Phase in the Trials

As the hearings of the peace academicans keep going on in various assize courts of Istanbul, an academician from Galatasaray University has been sentenced to 15 months of imprisonment. The court has stated the senteence will not be suspended as they have observed no expression of remorse in the statementss of...

The First Decision from the Courts: Suspended Jail Sentence

On Friday 23th, 2018, the 36th Assize Court of İstanbul has delivered its judgments regarding thre peace academics. Three academics have been found guilty for undersigning the peace declaration and sentenced for a suspended imprisonment of 15 months. The court has decided that using th means of media is a...

Ahmet Insel: La Chasse aux Intellectuels en Turquie

par Ahmet İnsel Le putsch raté de juillet 2016 a fourni au pouvoir turc l’occasion d’un gigantesque contre-coup d’État. Le régime de Tayyip Erdoğan, qui cherche à mettre au pas de vastes secteurs de la société civile, parviendra-t-il à gagner sa guerre culturelle contre l’université ?

A Quick Glance at the Hearings: The First Month

It has been more than a month that peace academics of Turkey are on trial. More than a hunderd of hearings have been held and academics have started to presents their plea statements. The hearings have been held in five different assize courts of Istanbul, alongside with the case of...

Thomas Berns: La Répression des Universitaires en Turquie

Prof.  Dr. Thomas Berns Faculté de Philosophie et Sciences Sociales – Université Libre de Bruxelles En janvier 2016, 1128 Universitaires pour la Paix avaient pris l’initiative de signer une pétition en faveur d’une solution pacifique dans le Sud Est de la Turquie. Depuis lors, ces collègues signataires font l’objet de répressions...

Esra Demir-Gürsel: A Brief Note on the “Crime” Allegedly Committed by the Academics for Peace: Propaganda for a Terrorist Organization or Degrading the State of Turkish Republic?

by Esra Demir-Gürsel, Ph.D. Immediately after the release of the peace petition[1] by the Academics for Peace on January 11, 2016, high-rank state officials and the media accused the signatories of the petition of making propaganda in support of a terrorist organization and of insulting the state. When a criminal...

Benoit Bastard: Parodie de Justice pour les Universitaires a Istanbul

Benoit Bastard – Sociologue directeur de recherche émérite au CNRS, ENS Paris-Saclay J’étais ce jeudi 7 décembre matin au palais de justice, à la chambre 33, une cours criminelle spécialisée, comme plusieurs autres qui siègent aussi ce matin, la 32, la 34, dans les procès politiques. C’est le deuxième jour...