January 15, 2016

Turkey detains 12 academics for petition against anti-Kurdish military campaign

Turkey has arrested 12 academics for signing a declaration denouncing Ankara’s military operations against Kurdish militants.

The move comes after more than 1,200 scholars were being investigated for criticizing the Turkish State. Read more.


14 academics detained, over 130 face criminal charges amid accusations by president of ‘terrorist propaganda’ - Hürriyet
Erdoğan continues to rail against academics, calls them ‘despicable,’ ‘cruel’ - Today's Zaman

Noam Chomsky slaat 'uitnodiging' Turks president Erdogan af - De Wereld Morgen

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