Peace Academic Arrested in Turkey

Updated: Apr 26, 2019

Serdar Bascetin, another member of the Academics for Peace initiative, was arrested. His social media posts were allegedly evidence of terrorist activity.


Başçetin was detained with three others during a home raid in Antalya on February 13. The seven-day legal detention period of the detainees was extended by the prosecutor despite that their depositions were completed. After this period, all four individuals were brought to the court, where Başçetin and Kutay Meric, an executive member of the republican human rights organization Community House, were arrested.