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Turkey continues roundup of academics, still no progressive academic boycott calls

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 9:30pm 11/15/2016 at 9:30pm
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I guess this is now a continuing series.

Turkey’s Islamist President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is gutting any remnants of opposition by attacking numerous aspects of civil society, including particularly academia.

Yet *shockingly* none of the progressive professors who demand a boycott of Israeli universities and academia are organizing a boycott of Turkish Universities.

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Turkish Prisons Are Filled With Professors

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 7:30pm 10/13/2016 at 7:30pm
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We have reported extensively on the purge of Turkish academia, and the relative inaction of American faculty who are quick to boycott Israel.

This article by the son of an imprisoned Turkish professor is chilling, Turkish Prisons Are Filled With Professors — Like My Father:

A Turkish professor who was my father’s colleague...

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Still no calls for boycott as Turkish academic purge continues

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 8:30pm 10/5/2016 at 8:30pm
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The purge of Turkish academia has been extensive, as we documented in several posts since the July 15, 2016 failed coup.

That purge met with some letters of criticism from American academic groups, but no calls for boycotts of Turkish academia of the sort that are pushed aggressively against Israel. We noted...

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The Great Wall of Turkey

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 3:00pm 10/5/2016 at 3:00pm
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Turkey is building a huge wall along its border with Syria. According to Hurriyet Daily News:

The Housing Development Administration of Turkey (TOKİ) has undertaken the constructi...

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Obama Tells Turkey U.S. Will Help Bring Coup Plotters to Justice

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 4, 2016 at 7:30pm 9/4/2016 at 7:30pm
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In July, the Turkish military attempted a coup to take out President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s regime. They failed, which led to a crackdown by the government and a purge of anyone the government felt had ties to scholar Fetullah Gulen, who they feel devised the coup. Erodgan has railed against the...

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To Appease Turkey’s Erdogan, Biden Tells Kurds to Retreat After Pushing Back ISIS

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 11:30am 8/25/2016 at 11:30am
To appease Erdogan, Biden tells Kurds to retreat after pushing back ISIS

The Obama Administration told Kurdish forces in Syria to move back from their positions after they seized control of the ISIS-held Syrian town of Manbij. “We’ve made it absolutely clear [to the Kurdish forces that] they must move back across the river,” Vice President Joe Biden said during a visit to Turkey on...

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Report: Suicide Bomber as Young as 12 Murdered 51 at Turkish Wedding

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 1:00pm 8/21/2016 at 1:00pm
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said a suicide bomber aged between 12-14 murdered 51 people at a wedding late Saturday night in Gazientep, which is located only 60 miles north of Aleppo, Syria. He also said the authorities believe the Islamic State was behind the terrorist attack:

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Erdogan’s Turkey is a Major Islamist Hub, Says Leaked German Intel Report

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 11:30am 8/18/2016 at 11:30am
Erdogan’s Regime in Turkey backing Hamas, Islamists, says German Intel

A newly leaked German intelligence report dubbed Turkey as a major hub for Jihadi groups operating worldwide. The confidential document belonging to German Interior Ministry published by several German newspapers says that Erdogan-ruled Turkey has “developed into a central platform of activity for Islamist groups in the Middle E...

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Still searching for boycott of Turkish academia, finding only hypocrisy

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 8:45pm 8/16/2016 at 8:45pm
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I have been searching for evidence that supporters of the academic boycott of Israel will now launch an academic boycott of Turkey in light of the widespread purge of Turkish academia after the failed coup, destruction of civil society including...

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Erdogan Supports Return of Death Penalty

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 8, 2016 at 2:00pm 8/8/2016 at 2:00pm
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced at a rally that he would approve the death penalty if parliament votes to bring it back:

“If the parliament accepts the reintroduction of death penalty, I will accept it,” he told the crowd, adding that the death penalty exists in the U.S., Japan and “many...

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Turkey Issues Arrest Warrant for Fehtullah Gulen Over Coup

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 5, 2016 at 2:30pm 8/5/2016 at 2:30pm
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A Turkish court has officially issued an arrest warrant for Fehtullah Gülen, an Islamic scholar who resides in Pennsylvania, over the failed coup a few weeks ago. The government insists he and his followers coordinated it even though they have not given out concrete evidence.

Officials have sent extradition documents to the...

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‘Imported’ Imams fuelling Radical Islam in Germany

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 12:30pm 8/3/2016 at 12:30pm
‘Imported’ Imams fuelling Radical Islam in Germany

As a recent immigrant to Germany, it was all the more painful for me to watch 30,000 demonstrators in the city of Cologne — majority of them second or third generation migrants of Turkish-origin — marching in support of Erdogan’s takeover of Turkey. Thousands chanted ‘Allahu Akbar’ as they welcomed dignitaries belonging...

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Turkey Government Rails Against the West For Supporting Failed Coup

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 1:30pm 8/2/2016 at 1:30pm
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has continued his rhetoric that the West had a hand in the failed coup three weeks ago.

Why is all of this important? Turkey is still a member of NATO and the U.S. uses their base to strike ISIS in Syria. He said:

“The West is supporting terrorism...

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Turkey Surrounds Incirlik Base, Claims Only an Inspection

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 7:00pm 7/31/2016 at 7:00pm
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On Saturday night, Turkish forces and protestors surrounded the Incirlik Air Base, which the U.S. uses to conduct airstrikes against ISIS in Syria. The government claims the incident was merely a safety inspection.

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Faces of Erdogan’s Purge: Journalists Detained in Turkey

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 29, 2016 at 3:30pm 7/29/2016 at 3:30pm
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Turkish journalist Mahir Zeynalov spent this morning tweeting pictures and bios of some of the journalists detained by the Turkish government.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan seems to think they have connections to Fehtullah Gülen, who he blames for the coup, or at least that is the excuse for the round up.

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Turkey Shuts Down 130 Media Outlets, Detains 47 Journalists

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 8:30am 7/28/2016 at 8:30am
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has shut down over 130 media outlets as he continues his crackdown on a failed coup two weeks ago.

Erdoğan believes Fethullah Gülen’s followers orchestrated a coup that failed miserably. Now anyone he suspects supports the scholar will lose their job or be detained without...

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Turkey: Ambassador Purge Next, Reports of Detainees Being Raped, Tortured

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 25, 2016 at 4:00pm 7/25/2016 at 4:00pm
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Turkey continues to purge people after a failed coup two weeks ago. Authorities said ambassadors are next while Amnesty International reported authorities have raped and tortured the detainees already behind bars.

Turkey blames the Gülen Movement and have said everyone purged has connections to the group. Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said they...

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