Wednesday, February 15, 2012

GIT Turkiye is holding its first press conference tomorrow

GIT Turkiye is holding its first press conference tomorrow (February 16, Thursday) morning at 10 AM at Cezayir Restaurant in Galatasaray, Istanbul. What follows is from their invitation to journalists:

There has been an alarming escalation in the influence and pressure exerted by political and social power holders on universities in Turkey. Academic are being arrested or silenced through administrative investigations, their job security is being eroded, and the respectability of academic activity is being damaged.

As academics, we are intent on uniting to struggle against the obstacles in the way of the free production and dissemination of knowledge.

The International Work Group for Academic Liberty and Freedom of Research in Turkey (GITTürkiye), founded for this end, is to be inaugurated at a press conference on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 10 a.m. at Cezayir Restaurant in Istanbul.

We are looking forward to your participation in this event.

Address: Cezayir Restaurant Conference Hall, Hayriye Cad., No: 12, Beyoğlu (behind the Galatasaray Lycée), Istanbul.