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The International Workgroup on Academic Liberty and Freedom of Research in Turkey(GITTurkey)


GITTurkey , which was established in the wake of the arrest of Prof. Büşra Ersanlı and which aims to fight pressures and restrictions academics and researchers face in Turkey, is organizing a symposium on judicial injustices experienced by academics and researchers.  


The symposium entitled “Academy Behind Bars: Prejudicial Research, Criminal Subjects”  will take place in Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts (Bomonti campus) on May 10, 2013 from 10:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and will discuss violations of rights and liberties in academy within the framework of enforcement of penal law.


The discussion will be further expanded by focusing on the works and acts of Pınar Selek, Müge Tuzcuoğlu, Dr. A. Kerim Gültekin and Prof. Büşra Ersanlı, who were arrested due to their works or political activities, imprisoned and/or taken hostage by the jurisdiction. 


You are cordially invited to the symposium organized by GITTurkey in an attempt to promote freedom of thought and expression for not only the academic staff in universities but also for all members of the academy including students and independent researchers in Turkey, to prevent and track violations of liberties and to  raise the public awareness in this matter.   


To contact: info@gitturkiye.org Web:  http://gitturkiye.org/; https://www.facebook.com/gittr




May 10, 2013

Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts

Bomonti Campus, Amphitheatre 214-215


10:15-10:30         Opening remarks: Prof. Füsun Üstel


First session:         Dual Face of Law and Academic Freedom

Moderator: Prof. Füsun Üstel

10:30-11:00         Academic Freedoms – The “domestic law” of universities, Prof. Ayşe Erzan

11:00-11:30         What is academic freedom and what does it serve? Fikret İlkiz, Solicitor

11:30-12:00         Coffee break

12:00-12:30         Discussion


Second session:   Portrait of a Researcher as a “Criminal”

Moderator: Assoc. Prof. Zeynep Gambetti 

14:00-14:20         Looking at oneself by looking at the other: Mirrors, masks and Pınar Selek, Assist. Prof. Reyda Ergün

14:20-14:40         From Pertev N. Boratav to A. Kerim Gültekin: Why Political Anthropological Studies are Prejudicial for the State?, Prof. Neşe Özgen

14:40-15:30         Discussion (with the participation of Senem Donatan from “We are Still Witness” Platform and A. Kerim Gültekin)

15:30-16:00         Coffee break

16:00-16:20         In Search of the Stone: Remarks on the State, Justice and Juveniles through the Case of Müge Tuzcuoğlu, Bahar Şahin Fırat

16:20-16:40         Intellectual Activism of Büşra Ersanlı, Equalization and Liberation for Dignity and Justice, Assist. Prof.. Nurşen Gürboğa

16:40-17:30         Discussion (with the participation of Müge Tuzcuoğlu and Prof. Büşra Ersanlı)   


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Site De Git France (Groupe International De Travail)

L'initiative GIT

GIT France est la branche française du

Groupe de travail international (GIT)

« Liberté de recherche et d’enseignement en Turquie », une initiative internationale d’universitaires, de chercheurs, d’étudiants, de traducteurs et d’éditeurs née à Paris le 21 novembre 2011


sites d’nformations globales :




Branches du GIT dans de nombreux pays :

Branche en France : www.gitfrance.fr


Branche en Amérique du Nord : http://gitamerica.blogspot.com/



Branche au Royaume-Uni : Dr. Cengiz Gunes (cgunes07@gmail.com); Dr. Derya Bayir (deryabayir@gmail.com); Dr. Prakash Shah ( prakash.shah@qmul.ac.uk); Dr. Kerem Oktem (kerem.oktem@sant.ac..uk)


Branche en Suisse :



Branche en Turquie :  http://gitturkiye.com/  

Dr. Zeynep Gambetti (zgambetti@gmail.com) ; Dr. Nesrin Uçarlar (nesrinucarlar@gmail.com)


Branche en Allemagne : http://gitgermany.wordpress.com/



Branche en Grèce : Vasiliki Petsa (bisiapetsa@hotmail.com)


Branche en Italie : http://gititalia.wordpress.com/



Pour suivre l'actualité des libertés en Turquie

http://www.susam-sokak.fr/ (Blog d'Etienne Copeaux, historien de la Turquie)

http://istanbul.blog.lemonde.fr/ (Blog de Guillaume Perrier, correspondant du Monde en Turquie)

http://turquieeuropeenne.eu/ (site d'actualité et de traductions d'articles)

https://akgonul.wordpress.com/2011/12/ (Blog de Samim Agkönül, historien et politiste)

http://www.imprescriptible.fr/  (sur le génocide arménien)

(liste non exhaustive)