The Science Academy has issued a statement on Academic Freedoms, Reason, Science and Merit. Please click to read the statement.
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.
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
The 10th General Assembly of the Science Academy was held on May 7, 2016. Here are the Science Academy’s five new Honorary Members.
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.
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.
A number of events which have taken place in 2016 in Turkey points to serious interferences with freedom of expression & academic freedoms much needed by scientists.
In order to draw public attention to this matter, The Science Academy has issued a report of Freedom of Expression, Science and social Development on April 18, 2016
Please click to read the report in English.
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 …