Humanists for Social and Environmental Action: Turkey Detains Academics as Chomsky Takes Aim at Erdoğan's Brutality
Global outcry over academic freedom and human rights has erupted
following news on Friday that the Turkish government of President Recep
Tayyip Erdoğan has arrested at least 18 academics and scholars for
signing an open letter last week calling for the end of Turkey's brutal
treatment of the country's Kurdish people.
The controversy has been elevated internationally by the involvement of Noam Chomsky and other
high-profile academics who have also expressed public contempt for
Turkey's policies towards the Kurds as well as Erdoğan's
double-standards on fighting "terrorism" both inside his own country and
in neighboring Syria.
(see full article in the Guardian. Links above)