The new Turkey Academics for Peace 11-20 March 2019
Dismissed Academic Becoming Student at Same University
Cenk Yiğiter, an academic dismissed because of having signed the Peace Declaration, has won the lawsuit he filed against the Ankara University Rectorate, which prevented him from enrolling at the school.Court: Everyone has the right to education
13 March: 18-Month Prison Sentence for 1 Academic, Rejection of Venue for 9 Academics
Academic Feryal Delfin Saygılıgil from Arel University has been sentenced to 1 year and 6 months in prison for “propagandizing for a terrorist organization.” The court has ruled that the pronouncement of the verdict shall be suspended.
Nine academics had their hearings at two different courts. Read the full article
13 March: Deferred Prison Sentence of 15 Months for 3 Academics, 18 Months for 1 Academic
While Takanay, Bartu Candan and Korkmaz have been sentenced to 15 months in prison, Erden has been sentenced to 18 months. The sentence of Takanay has been deferred on 2-year probation. The announcement of other verdicts has been suspended.
Nine academics had their hearings at four different courts. Read the full article
14 March: 15-Month Deferred Prison Sentence for two Academics
The 26th Heavy Penal Court announced a verdict for the first time in the trial of academics. It sentenced an academic to 15 months in prison for terrorist propaganda upon the Anti-Terror Law Article 7/2.
The 32th Heavy Penal Court sentenced an academic to prison for 15 months in the first hearing of the case. Both courts deferred the announcement of the verdicts.
Hearings of 10 academics were held at two courts. Read the full article
14 March: 'Court of Appeal's Acquittal Verdict Can Establish a Precedent for Academics for Peace'
Pişkin was charged with terrorist propaganda due to his posts on Facebook regarding the Afrin operation, which is conducted by the Turkish Armed Forces in Syria's Afrin in 2018.
The court of appeal overturned the Çanakkale 2nd Heavy Penal Court's verdict of a 30-month prison sentence for Pişkin and acquitted him. Read the full article
15 March: Academic Sentenced to 2 Years, 3 Months in Prison
Pronouncing its verdict for academic Çare Olgun Çalışkan, a Research Assistant from the Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts (MSGSÜ), the court has ruled that the academic shall be sentenced to 2 years and 3 months in prison on charge of "propagandizing for a terrorist organization" as per the Article 7/2 of the Anti-Terror Law (TMK). Read the full article
19 March: Deferred Prison Sentence of 1 Year, 3 Months for 2 Academics
PhD student Nevim Borçin from Boğaziçi University and Dr. Lecturer Canay Şahin from Yıldız Technical University have been sentenced to 1 year and 3 months in prison. The pronouncement of both verdicts has been suspended. Five academics had their hearings at four different courts.Read the full article
20 March: 2 Academics Sentenced to 15 Months, 1 Academic to 18 Months, 1 Academic to 2,5 Years in Prison
While Tuna Kuyucu and İlker Birbil have been given deferred prison sentences of 15 months by the 27th Heavy Penal Court, Taylan Tarhan has been sentenced to 18 months and Nevin Zeynep Yelçe has been sentenced to 2 years, 6 months by the same court.