Turkish Professor Candan Badem Arrested for Having Book Written by Fetullah Gülen

Updated: May 1, 2019

Candan Badem of the Department of History at Tunceli University has been taken into the custody aftern being suspended from his position with no official notification last week. Badem has allegedly been arrested on the basis of having a book written by Fetullah Gülen on his office shelves. The presence of the book in Badem’s office was declared as constituting an element of crime in relation to “the attempt for a coup d’état.”

Endangered Scholars Worldwide condemns the arbitrary detention of Badem in response to his exercise of his rights.