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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The Science Academy Report on Freedom of Expression, Science and Social Development

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.

The Academy has previously made also two announcements on the state of freedem of expression in January  and in April.

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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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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.



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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Feryal Özel Wins Guggenheim Fellowship

The Guggenheim Foundation has awarded The Science Academy member Feryal Özel a 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship.

Feryal Özel’s personal webpage:

The list of current Guggenheim Fellows:



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