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UCU writes to Turkish government

18 January 2016 | last updated: 23 February 2016

UCU has written to the Turkish government about threats to academic freedom and the safety and well-being of students in the Kurdish region.

The letter says that UCU is particularly concerned about recent threats made to nearly 1200 academics who signed a petition calling on the Turkish government to end state violence in the Kurdish region.

Turkish violence in the Kurdish region - UCU letter of protest, Jan 2016 [40kb]

See also the Academics for Peace initiative mentioned in the letter.