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The Science Academy Report on ACADEMIC FREEDOMS – 2015-2016

The Science Academy released its latest report on academic freedoms in Turkey including important developments for University autonomy  in the period of 2015-2016.

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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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Statement on the Academics Dismissed from Public Service under State of Emergency Ruling

The Science Academy deems it necessary to share with the general public its opinion on the dismissal of academics from public service within the scope of the ongoing state of emergency. Click here  to read the statement.

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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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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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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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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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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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