Tag Archives: Kemal Guruz

The Plot and the Ivory Tower: Scholars targeted in the Ergenekon Trial

The Ergenekon trial, which dragged on for six years, finally made international headlines when it decided the fate of 275 suspects August 5.  Most reporting on the decisions handed down by the court focused on the life sentences given to … Continue reading

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Turkish Justice: Settling Scores, Punishing Enemies

Professor Kemal Guruz, former head of the Turkish Council on Higher Education (CHE), has been in a maximum security prison now for a little over a year, charged with participating in what has been called Turkey’s “Postmodern Coup,” when the … Continue reading

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Turkey’s War on Its Intellectuals

Semih Idiz,  commenting recently in  AI Monitor noted that “the number of people charged, mostly under anti-terrorism legislation, for some ‘crime’ that has a political angle… almost matches the number of people in a similar situation under military rule in … Continue reading

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