Posts Tagged ‘ Turkey ’

Repression against Turkish academics continues

Feb 15th, 2017 | By and

With an new state of emergency decree published on 7 February 2017, the Turkish government has expelled another 4,464 public workers, among them 330 academics (source). According to, this purge turns “Turkey into an ‘intellectual desert.’” The ISA 47 Initiative against repression of academics strongly condemns the recent wave of purge and assault on
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Repression Against Academics for Peace in Turkey

Nov 22nd, 2016 | By

Since the collapse of the peace process with the Kurdish Liberation Movement, the government of Turkey has declared curfews in Turkey’s Kurdish cities and villages. On 11 January 2016, 1128 academics from Turkey issued a declaration called,  “we will not be a party to this crime”, with the support of more than 2000 international colleagues.
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ISA47 Special Session on Repression

Jul 8th, 2016 | By

ISA47 Special session on  Repression and violence against social movement scholars and sociologists Saturday July the 9th, 18h-20h Location: NS II, Neues Institutsgebäude, Universitätsstraße 7, University of ViennaChair/Introduction: Geoffrey Pleyers, ISA47, University of Louvain The situation in Egypt (tbc) The situation in Turkey, by Buket Turkmen (University of Galatasaray) The situation in India, by Shruti Tambe (University of Pune) The
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Repression against scholars in Turkey

Mar 17th, 2016 | By

Repression against scholars in Turkey ISA47 statement, 17.03.2016 (you can download here the pdf version) Dear colleagues, 2016 is a frightening year for freedom, peace and social sciences. As I wrote you 5 weeks ago, instead of diffusing researchers’ work and publications, the role of an ISA Research Committee on social movements has suddenly become
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