The state of emergency declared after the coup attempt on July 15 resulted in a purge in universities that has never been seen before in Turkey's recent history. The emergency decrees have been used for dismissing both experienced academics who carried out many researches in universities and young academics whose careers had just begun. However, despite everything that happened, some academics hold on to their profession, which they define as “reason for being”. In this regard, Kocaeli Solidarity Academy is a precursor and guiding initiative. Having completed its first term of “alternative education”, it has also the purpose of establishing an open and free school of life for people with a new two-tear program.
Academics who gathered in Cebeci Campus of Ankara University for protesting the decrees are not allowed in the university. Police forces attacked and the doors of the campus are closed.
Sent to the court for arrest by the prosecutor yesterday, Esra Mungan, Kıvanç Ersoy and Muzaffer Kaya are arrested last night.
Some Chief Prosecutor Offices in Istanbul started investigations against the members of "Academics for Peace" under article 301 of Turkish Penal Code.