Academics for Peace

Constitutional Court postpones Academics for Peace meeting as the Ministry delays submitting an opinion

29 May 2019

Ankara - Constitutional Court’s First Chamber met to review the individual applications of ten “Academics for Peace” signatories who have been convicted for “making terrorist propaganda” charges today. Professor Füsun Üstel, who has been behind bars for 21 days, is among the applicants whose applications were reviewed. The chamber could not reach a decision today and postponed the meeting to a later date on the basis that the Ministry has not submitted their opinion yet.

'Peace academic' Şenay Çınar's hearing adjourned until Feb 2019

5 September 2018

The first hearing of Boğaziçi University research associate Şenay Çınar was held today at İstanbul 37. High Criminal Court. Çınar faces terrorist propaganda charges arising from her participation in a petition by ‘Academics for Peace’ stating ‘We will not be a party to this crime’, protesting the Turkish military’s activity in predominantly Kurdish regions.