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Operation against civil society and academics

An operation has been launched against two academics from Boğaziçi and İstanbul Bilgi Universities and people from civil society; 13 people have been taken into custody.   The...
16 Kasım 2018

An operation has been launched against two academics from Boğaziçi and İstanbul Bilgi Universities and people from civil society; 13 people have been taken into custody.

 

The following people have been detained: Prof. Dr. Betül Tanbay from the Department of Mathematics at Boğaziçi University and an Academic for Peace signatory to the declaration "We will not be a party to this crime"; Prof. Dr. Turgut Tarhanlı, Dean of the Faculty of Law of İstanbul Bilgi University; Anadolu Kültür Executive Board Deputy Chair Yiğit Ekmekçi; executive board member Ali Hakan Altınay; General Coordinator of Anadolu Kültür Asena Günal; its former director general and Co-Director of Truth Justice Memory Center Meltem Aslan; Bora Sarı from Anadolu Kültür; Ayşegül Güzel, Filiz Telek, Yiğit Aksakoğlu, Yusuf Cıvır, Hande Özhabeş and producer Çiğdem Mater.

 

In a statement released by the İstanbul Security Directorate, it has been alleged that businessperson Osman Kavala, who has been behind bars for over a year without an indictment, was responsible for organizing and financing the Gezi Park protests in 2013, adding that a warrant of detention has been issued against 20 people in İstanbul, Adana, Antalya and Muğla for having acted in an hierarchical order with Kavala.

 

16.11.2018

 

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