Sunday, April 15, 2012

Newsfeed - April 15

GIT - North America is an independent organization, supported solely by the volunteered time dedicated by its members who are faculty and graduate students working on Turkey.

To sign the inaugural declaration of GIT, please send an e-mail to -- to join GIT - North America, e-mail

More than 7,000 college students subject to investigations in Turkey

Read about the disciplinary investigations of college students who assert their basic rights of free speech on GIT - North America.

You can take your exam -- for $ 500 and while risking your life

Read about the conditions of arrested students in Turkish prisons on GIT - North America.

Zarakolu engaged in protest of silence

Ragıp Zarakolu, a Nobel Peace Prize candidate, publisher and activist who was recently released from prison after months of incarceration on terrorism-related charges, is beginning a protest of silence to avoid being used to normalize Turkey’s “abnormal” justice system. Read more on Hurriyet Daily News.

Turkey's discrepancy at home and abroad

Read an interview with Susan Woodward, an expert on conflict resolution, peace building and comparative politics, who points out the discrepancies in Turkish domestic and international politics, on Bianet.