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    Kl 27.10.2016 18:51

    Thank you for supporting our petition against the punitive measures taken against Turkish scholars!

    The subscription period for our petition ends in 8 days! WE NEED YOUR HELP to get as many as signatures as possible in support of our call on the Turkish government to stop these measures.
    PLEASE encourage your colleagues, friends, and family to sign the petition:
    www.openpetition.eu/at/petition/online/stop-punitive-measures-against-turkish-academics-defend-the-principles-of-academic-freedom.

    Unfortunately, the situation in Turkey remains highly precarious. On 19 October, the Turkish government has extended the state of emergency for another 90 days. This allows the Turkish authorities to continue its practice of detaining real and perceived critics and to curb the freedom of speech and information by closing down independent news channels. In particular scholars, journalists, students and artists are being persecuted or intimidated.

    Thank you for your ongoing support!

    Initiative Scholars for Academic Freedom
    (Graz / Trondheim / Vienna)