New Statement on the Academics Dismissed under State of Emergency (13.02.2017)

The Science Academy deems it necessary to underscore once again its “Statement on the Academics Dismissed from Public Service under State of Emergency” issued on October 3, 2016.

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New Members of the Science Academy (November 2016)

The following scientists were elected as Science Academy, Turkey  members at the General Assembly on  27.11.2016.

 

Honorary Member

Dan P. McKenzie, Geology, University of Cambridge

 

Members

Hüsnü Can Başer, Pharmacy, Near East University

Ayşe Çağlar, Anthropology, University of Vienna

Ömer İlday, Physics, Bilkent University

Nesrin Hasırcı, Chemistry, Middle East Technical University

M. Pınar Mengüç, Mechanical Engineering,Energy,  Özyeğin University

Marsel Meşulam, Neurology, Northwestern University

Ali Polat, Geology, University of Windsor

Yasemin Soysal, Sociology, University of Essex

Tarık Tihan, Pathology, University of California

Aslıhan Yener, Archeology, Koç University / University of Chicago

Kamil Yılmaz, …

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The Latest Intervention Against University Autonomy in Turkey

On October 29th, Day of the Republic, the Executive Decree no. 676 issued under conditions of State of Emergency has established a new system to designate university presidents. From now on, presidents of state universities will be appointed by the President of the Republic from among three candidates nominated by the Council of Higher Education (YÖK), and presidents of private foundation universities will be appointed again by the President of the Republic from among three candidates nominated by the board of trustees and approved by YÖK. Please click for the full text.

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Regarding The Suspension of the Archeological Excavations in Ephesus and Limyra

Please click to read the Science Academy’s statement regarding the suspension of the archeological excavations in Ephesus and Limyra.

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Science Academy’s Statement on Academic Freedoms, Reason, Science and Merit

The Science Academy has issued a statement on Academic Freedoms, Reason, Science and Merit. Please click to read the statement.

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Statement on the Attempted Coup of July 15 2016

We strongly condemn the attempted coup. In the light of reason and science the preservation and further development of democracy  is indispensable for the welfare of our people and country, and for the flourishing of science and civilization.

The Science Academy

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The Science Academy’s Second Declaration on Freedom of Expression

Freedom of Expression, Law, Democracy, Social Development and Power

 

In view of the fact that a group of academics (“Academics for Peace”) who signed a petition are facing pressures including dismissal and imprisonment, we would once again like to underscore citizens’ and academics’ freedom of expression, and right to express their opinions. These rights and freedoms constitute the sine qua non of democracy and the rule of law. The free sharing of opinions and information serves as a guarantee for social consensus and a healthy and democratic dialogue among all citizens. Academics, who are expected to produce and disseminate fresh information …

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The Science Academy’s Declaration on Freedom of Expression

The Science Academy’s Declaration on the Freedom of Expression

15.01.2016

The Science Academy observes with immense concern and worry the developments that have followed the declaration of the text entitled “We will not be a party to this crime”, signed by over one thousand academics. Undoubtedly, political violence and terror constitute a fierce attack on all humanitarian values including human honor and right to life, as well as all the basic rights and freedoms. Violence, hatred and hostility should never be legitimized, defended, praised or encouraged in a democratic society. Both the Turkish constitution and the treaties on human rights signed by …

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New Members of the Science Academy

The following scientists were elected as Science Academy members at the General Assembly on  19.12.2015
Özgür Barış Akan, , Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Koç University
Erdal Arıkan, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University
Deniz Kırık, Neuroscience, Lunds University
Mehmet Kobya, Environmental Sciences, Gebze Technical University 
Orhan Yenigün, Environmental Sciences, Boğaziçi University

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