Update on the Persecution of Academics in Turkey

The Turkish government, under the leadership of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has continued its crackdown on those it deems enemies of the state in the wake of an attempted coup this past July. According to The Independent, over 70,000 people have been arrested during this time.

Among those arrested are 2,385 judges, including two members of the Turkish Supreme Court, and over 7,000 police officers.

In academia, those arrested include: “four university rectors, four provosts, five deans, 193 professors, 11 university administrative directors and a further 407 administrative staff [and] 685 janitors and lower grade staff.”

More here.

(via Dan Dennis)


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