Dr. Sinem Adar & Dr. Ertuğ Tombuş

Humboldt University

How are academic institutions under threat in today’s Turkey?

How have Erdogan and the AKP limited academic freedom in Turkey and what does this mean for the right to knowledge inside (and outside) the country? Sinem Adar and Ertuğ Tombuş of Humboldt University of Berlin and OFF University, both Turkish academics, explain the complexities behind the crack-down as well as its repercussions.

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  • Academia and critical thinking
  • Academics as ”enemies of the people” and “a threat to national unity”
  • Censorship, indoctrination and the “anti-intellectual moment”
  • Relationship between academia and government