On June 2, 2018, Turkish authorities reportedly detained 25 university students in Adana, apparently based on alleged connections to Muslim cleric Fethullah Gülen, who authorities claim was responsible for a violent coup attempt on July 15, 2016.
Scholars at Risk has announced Turkey’s Academics for Peace as recipients of the 2018 Courage to Think Defender Award, for their extraordinary efforts in building academic solidarity and in promoting the principles of academic freedom, freedom of inquiry, and the
The event brings together lawyers, journalists, and political representatives to share their observations of the ongoing trials of journalists, academics, and parliamentarians, as well as the current national and international political climate in Turkey.
Scholars at Risk - Letter Brief on Turkey 2018.01.15
The University of Ghent will host a discussion on the ongoing purges of Turkey's academia which some have argued amount to an "academicide." Exiled academics from Turkey will speak about their personal experiences and point to the political logic behind the dismissals.
2017.07.13 SAR Letter Brief - Turkey
The University of Zurich’s International Relations Office and the Scholars at Risk Switzerland Section will host a presentation on academic repression in Turkey.
Thursday March 30th marks the 100th day of imprisonment of Professor Istar Gozaydin, lately Chair of the Department of Sociology at Turkey’s Gediz University.
In the wake of a coup attempt in July 2016 the president of Turkey declared a state of emergency, which remains in place eight months later. During that time, the government has suspended, detained and placed under investigation tens
On February 7, 2017, state authorities issued a decree ordering the dismissal of 330 academic personnel from 49 universities, based on allegations that they were suspected of being involved in a violent coup attempt on July 15, 2016. Authorities allege
On November 22, 2016, Turkish authorities issued a decree ordering the dismissal of 242 academic personnel and 942 higher education administrative personnel, on suspicion of connection to a violent coup attempt on July 15.
On October 29, 2016, Turkish authorities issued a decree ordering the dismissal of 1,267 academic personnel, and the expulsion of 68 students studying abroad, on suspicion that they were connected to a violent coup attempt on July 15. Authorities have