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OHAL Commission refuses to reinstate ‘Academics for Peace’

An appeals commission in Turkey overseeing the summary dismissal of public servants in the aftermath of a 2016 coup attempt refused to reinstate four...

Stranded in Turkey, professor seeks return to France

Acquitted of terror charges after a stint in jail, a Turkish professor at a French university remains stranded in İstanbul, stripped of his passport...

Turkish court acquits British academic who signed peace petition

An İstanbul high criminal court on Thursday ruled to acquit British academic Chris Stephenson, who was tried for allegedly spreading terrorist propaganda due to his signature on...

Turkish court acquits peace petition academic of terrorist organization propaganda: report

A Turkish court ruled on Friday to acquit one of nine academics who were charged with “propaganda of a terrorist organization” for signing a...

Lyon university professor accused of terrorist propaganda released pending trial

Tuna Altınel, a Lyon University professor of mathematics who was accused of disseminating terrorist propaganda, was released pending trial on Tuesday by a court in Balıkesir...

US-based Turkish academic released after detention for signing peace petition

Baki Tezcan, an associate professor of history and religious studies at the University of California, Davis, was released by a court after his detention at an İstanbul...

Turkish academic from French university arrested for terrorist propaganda

Ahmet Tuna Altınel, a mathematician from France’s Lyon University, was arrested by a Turkish court in Balıkesir province on Saturday on charges of spreading terrorist propaganda,...

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...

Turkish rights activist Fincancı sentenced to prison for signing peace petition

The İstanbul 37th High Criminal Court has sentenced Şebnem Korur Fincancı, the head of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (TİHV) and a doctor...

Turkish academic gets suspended sentence for signing peace declaration

Academic Ceren Sözeri on Thursday was handed down a suspended sentence of one year, three months for signing a declaration in 2016 that demanded...

Scholars at Risk report reveals how attacks by authorities have crippled Turkey’s higher education

A report by a New York-based initiative for academic freedom, Scholars at Risk (SAR), shows how deliberate attacks by Turkish authorities on university communities...

Işık University fires academic for signing peace petition

Işık University in İstanbul fired academic Sinan Birdal after he refused to withdraw his support for a petition signed by himself and fellow academics...

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