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Ankara University uses profiling from MİT to justify post-coup purge of academics

Ankara University, where more than 100 academics were fired by government decrees in the aftermath of an abortive putsch on July 15, 2016, has...

Dismissed academic gets 10 years in prison on terrorism charges

A Turkish court has handed down a prison sentence of 10 years to an academic who had been dismissed from her job in the...

Documentary reveals injustices faced by academics purged in Turkey’s post-coup crackdown

"Elması Çöpe Atmak" (Throwing Diamonds in the Trash), a documentary recently released on KHK TV –- a YouTube channel established by Turkey’s purge victims –-...

460 inmates in Turkish prisons have doctorates, Justice Ministry says

Four hundred sixty inmates in Turkish prisons have doctorates and 2,371 have master’s degrees, according to the general directorate of prisons and houses of...

Document shows mob boss given police protection after vowing to shed blood

Mafia leader Sedat Peker was given police protection after he vowed to shed rivers of blood at a rally he held to condemn terrorism...

Boğaziçi academics apply to top court for reversal of pro-gov’t rector’s appointment

Some 70 academics from İstanbul’s Boğaziçi University have applied to the Council of State, Turkey’s highest administrative court, for a reversal of President Recep...

Millions in Turkey are on Erdoğan’s ‘terrorist’ list

Turkey's strongman, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, keeps accusing more of his opponents and the groups opposing his decisions of being "terrorists," a move seen...

More than 1,000 academics condemn Turkey’s top court decision citing rights violations

More than 1,000 academics from Turkish universities late on Monday issued a statement condemning a Constitutional Court ruling that held their colleagues’ rights had been violated...

Appeals court upholds imprisonment of peace petition signatory academic

The İstanbul Regional Appeals Court on Sunday upheld the prison sentence of Professor Zübeyde Füsun Üstel, who signed a peace petition along with 1,128...

Turkey’s intelligence head speaks to university rectors, academics in unusual conference speech

Hakan Fidan, the undersecretary of Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT), gave a talk at a conference on regional security at the country’s Higher Education...

Investigation launched into Erdoğan ally mafia leader for call to arms

The Anatolian Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office has launched an investigation into Turkish mafia leader Sedat Peker, a devotee of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan,...

Despite end of state of emergency in Turkey, passport limitations persist for the purged

Passport limitations on purged state personnel, particularly academics dismissed from universities, are continuing although the state of emergency that led to those restrictions was...

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