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Academics For Peace news

Şebnem Korur Fincancı, Gençay Gürsoy acquitted

BIANET The two academics who signed the peace declaration have been acquitted of charges after a retrial following the Constitutional Court’s “violation of rights” decision. After the Constitutional Court’s decision for the retrial of the Academics for Peace, the hearing of Prof. Şebnem Korur-Fincancı and Prof. Gençay Gürsoy was held at İstanbul Courthouse 37th Heavy Penal Court…. 

Erol Önderoğlu

Journalist Erol Önderoğlu, the Turkish Representative for Reporters Without Borders (RSF), has been arrested and put on trial for participating in the solidarity campaign for the newspaper Özgür Gündem.  He was eventually acquitted. Currently, this case is pending appeal. Önderoğlu also got acquitted from another case regarding his prosecution for participating in an action of… 

Raşit Tükel

The former president of the Türk Tabipleri Birliği (TTB- Turkish Medical Association) Central Council Prof. Dr. Raşit Tükel, and 10 colleagues who are also members of the Council, were accused of and tried for “Provoking the Public to Hatred, Hostility or Degrading”, and were sentenced to 1 year and 8 months of imprisonment on May… 

Bülent Şık

Bülent Şık, a food engineer and an environment and human rights activist, was accused of “Disclosure of Confidential Information in Respect of a Duty” and was sentenced to a year and 3 months imprisonment. Şık received his PhD on environment-friendly food analysis techniques, and between the years 1990-2009, he worked in various laboratories of the… 

Joint Statement by Academics for Peace: We Demand Our Reinstatement

BİANET Discharged from public service, forced to resign or retire for signing the declaration “We will not be a party to this crime”, Academics for Peace have held statements for the press in six cities and expressed their demand for returning to their duties. Academics for Peace held simultaneous statements for the press in İstanbul,… 

Turkish Court Denies Retrial for Peace Academic Despite Top Court Ruling

DUVAR ENGLISH A local court has failed to comply with a Constitutional Court ruling regarding Academics for Peace. The local court denied retrial for one of the academics, despite the top court’s ruling for “rights violations.” A court has denied retrial for an academic, who was accused of terror propaganda after signing a peace petition,… 

Prof. Dr. Füsun Üstel Acquitted

BİANET Prof. Üstel, who served two-and-a-half months in prison for having signed the Peace Declaration, has been acquitted of the charge of “propagandizing for a terrorist organization.” Prof. Dr. Füsun Üstel, who served two-and-a-half months in prison for having signed the declaration by the Academics for Peace titled, “We will not be a party to… 

Gençay Gürsoy

Gençay Gürsoy (1939) graduated from Istanbul University’s Medical Faculty, with a specialization in neurology, in 1963. He worked in the same faculty as a specialist, associate professor and professor. He led the establishment of a fully equipped neuroradiology laboratory in the same school in 1980. He also studied and conducted research on neurology abroad for… 

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