Monday, June 4, 2012

In Solidarity with Protest in Kadıköy on June 9

Message from GIT - North America against the detention and arrest of students and in support of the Movement to Free Imprisoned Students

Transnational Work Group on Academic Liberty and Freedom of Research in Turkey, North America Branch (GIT North America) was formed in response to the escalating and systematic assault on freedom of thought, freedom of research, and freedom of expression in Turkey. As students and professors working in diverse fields, including Ottoman and Turkish Studies, in North America, we stand in solidarity with Turkey's students, scholars, publishers and journalists. We condemn the arrest, detention and prosecution of citizens due to their ideas as violations of the most basic human rights. On June 9, we will be in Kadıköy in spirit.