A Solidarity Gathering

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A Solidarity Gathering
A Solidarity Gathering

The academic personnel dismissed from their duties on the grounds of decree laws accepted during the State of Emergency, gathered together with Izmir Thought Community and SODEM (Association of Social Democratic Municipalities) for a solidarity meeting.

The meeting took place in Selahattin Akcicek Cultural Center in Konak, where Konak Mayor Sema Pekdas did the honours. The other attendants were SODEM President and Seferihisar Mayor Tunc Soyer, CHP Izmir Assembly Members Musa Cam, Ozcan Purcu, Tacettin Bayir, Mustafa Balbay, CHP Party Assembly Member Mustafa Moroglu, the dismissed Dane of Ankara University Political Affairs Faculty Prof. Dr. Yalcin Karatepe, the members of Izmir Thought Community, HDP İzmir City Representative Mahfuz Guleryuz, the academia dismissed on the grounds of decree law, members of NGO’s and guests by invitation.

TURKEY HAS A BRIGHT FUTURE

Konak Mayor Sema Pekdas said that Turkey was passing through a difficult period, almost a whirlpool. The Government was uttering words of human rights or freedom of speech, but dismissed academia without alleging any proof of wrong-doing. The freedom of universities and scientific autonomy are the key factors for democracy. Unfortunately the universities do lack of qualified academia and some departments were closed down. But no darkness will last forever . Turkey has a bright future ahead. We all believe in that.”