In the latest example of the the Turkish government's pressure on scholars, 1,200 academics from 89 universities who signed a statement which expressed concern about the ongoing clashes between security forces and the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the country's southeastern provinces and called on the government to restore peace are facing criminal investigations. Some were suspended from their posts for signing the declaration, while others were briefly detained by the police.
Endangered Scholars Worldwide condemns Turkish government for jailing and threatening Scholars and Profeesors in Turkey. We believe that what Turkish government is doing is in clear violation of Human Rights and Academic Freedom.
The targeting of scholars and professors in the ongoing unrest is particularly distressing, and it harms the entire educational community by undermining the university's ability to meet its educational, research, and social responsibilities.
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