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Students of Boğaziçi University: We will not step back!

For years many people have predicted that tensions in Turkey are deteriorating even further. Regardless of whether they are supporters or opponents of the government, it was clear that the state was losing its power and would seek to regain it by force. As the government would increase oppression, it was obvious that it would be met with resistance. It would not be mistaken to see what is happening in Boğaziçi as such. The resistance shown against such violence, attack, torture, arrest and detention changed everything.

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147 writers send a statement of solidarity to Boğaziçi University students

A joint text was published by 147 writers in support to Boğaziçi University students. “We stand by the resistance at Boğaziçi University. We will not bow to persecution and oppression,” said the writers.

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EU says “hate speech” by high-level Turkish officials against LGBTI “unacceptable”

Lead Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Peter Stano expressed concern over Boğaziçi university and said that “hate speech displayed by high-level officials against LGBTI students and the closing of a LGBTI association is unacceptable.”

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NUS in solidarity with Bogazici University

NUS National President Larissa Kennedy said the student body, which represents some 600 affiliated further and higher education institutions across the country, has a proud track record of international solidarity.

”NUS UK has from its outset been an internationally engaged national union that seeks to organise for social justice in solidarity with other students across the world,” she said.

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Bosphorus (Boğaziçi) University resists the trustee policy

Together with the AKP’s 19 years in power, there has been an increase in the number of
universities, however this increase has coincided with a worsening of the academia and scientific
quality of research.

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