Three Years of Turkey's Academics for Peace in Numbers

Updated: Apr 2, 2019

Endangered Scholars Worldwide continues to be extremely concerned about the Turkish government’s systematic targeting of the country’s scholars and professors. Since the signing of the Academics for Peace petition on January 11, 2016 and the coup attempt in July of that year, Turkey’s courts and Council of Higher Education (YOK) have taken a series of actions against academics, including the dismissal of all university deans and four university presidents and the shutting down of 15 universities. At the third year anniversary of the release of the Academics for Peace petition, the legal harassment against signatories continues.