From Science Magazine (November 2016)

John Bohannon’s article on Turkey: Turkish government tightens grip on universities

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IUPAP Statement Regarding Academics in Turkey

IUPAP (International Union of Pure and Applied Physics) released a statement regarding academics in Turkey. Please click to read.

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Vulnerability Assessment of Syrian Refugees

Science Academy member Ayhan Kaya’s presentation at the 28th annual Academia Europaea Conference on June 2016 can be found here.

Please click to read the report by Ayhan Kaya and Aysu Kırac named “Vulnerability Assessment of Syrian Refugees in Istanbul”

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ICSU Statement on Recent Developments in Turkey

International Council for Science (ICSU) urges Turkey to restore the Principle of Universality of Science. Please click to read the statement.

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Joint Statement by The British Academies on the Current Situation in Turkey

Please click to read the joint statement by the British Academy, Royal Society and the Royal Society of Edinburgh on the current situation in Turkey.

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ALLEA Statement on Recent Developments in Turkey

ALLEA – All European Federation of Academies issued a statement rejecting the attempted coup in Turkey. The statement also calls for respect for academic freedom and autonomy.

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New Honorary Members of the Science Academy

The 10th General Assembly of the Science Academy was held on May 7, 2016. Here are the Science Academy’s  five new Honorary Members.

Prof Dr. Orhan Altan

Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Prof Dr Martin Chalfie ( 2008 Nobel Prize, Chemistry)

Prof Dr Ayla Gürsoy 

Prof Dr John Polanyi ( 1986 Nobel Prize, Chemistry) 

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İlhan Tekeli Awarded Jury Prize, Sakıp Sabancı International Research Awards

The Science Academy member İlhan Tekeli was awarded the Jury prize at Sakıp Sabancı International Research Awards 2016.

This year the awards main focus was “New Centers in Turkey: Economy, Education, Art and Peace in Cities”.

The Special Jury Prize was given to İlhan Tekeli  for his work on urban and regional planning, planning theory, macro-geography, migration geography and political behavior, history and theory of local administrations in Turkey, urbanization and urban policy, economic policy, the economic history of Turkey, and urban and community studies.

 

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German Mathematical Societies’ Joint Open Letter

German mathematical society (Deutsche Mathematiker-Vereinigung), the German geoscientific societies (Dachverband Geowissenschaften), and the German society for mathematical logic and philosophy of science (Deutsche Vereinigung für Mathematische Logik und für Grundlagenforschung der
Exakten Wissenschaften) have sent a joint open letter to the attention of the Prime Minister of Turkey, Ahmet Davutoğlu.

To read the letter, please click.

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BAGEP 2016 Award Ceremony (14.04.2016)

BAGEP 2016 Award Ceremony was held on April 14, 2016 at the METU Conference Center.

The winners (see below)  received their awards. For photos from the ceremony please click.

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BAGEP 2016 Winners

Alper Açık Özyeğin University Psychology
Özgür Akarsu İstanbul Technical University Physics
İbrahim Semih Akçomak Middle East Technical University Science and Technology Politics
Bülent Akgün Boğaziçi University Chemistry
Nuray Akın Özyeğin University Economy
Selim Aksoy Bilkent University Computer Engineering
Hakan Altan Middle East Technical University Physics
Erchan Aptoula Okan University Computer Engineering
Gizem Arıkan Yaşar University International Relations
Selim Erdem Aytaç Koç University International Relations
Sreeparna Banerjee Middle East Technical University Biology
Alp Bassa Boğaziçi University Mathematics
Bilge Baytekin Bilkent University Chemistry
Özgür Birer Koç University Chemistry
Ayşecan Boduroğlu Boğaziçi University Psychology
Ayşegül Buğra Koç University Law
Seymur Cahangirov Bilkent University Physics
Barış Coşkunüzer Koç University Mathematics
Hümeyra Çağlayan Abdullah Gül University Physics
Betül Çelebi Saltık Hacettepe University Medicine
Özge Çevik Cumhuriyet University Biochemistry
Muhammed Kasım Diril Dokuz Eylül University Biology
Fabienne …

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