The new Turkey Academic given jail term for “propaganda,” sentence deferred
16 October 2018:
Academic given jail term for “propaganda,” sentence deferred
An Istanbul court on 16 October convicted one more academic of “conducting propaganda for a terrorist organization” for signing a 2016 declaration by the Academics for Peace initiative. The 36th High Criminal Court of Istanbul sentenced Koç University academic B.C.B. to a prison term of 1 year and 3 months at the third and final hearing of the trial. The court deferred the sentence.