Dismissed academics beaten by police in Turkey

ankara university police attack academics
Academics have been taken into custody in violence

The Education and Science Worker’s Union (Egitim-Sen) organised a meeting at Ankara University under the name of “no, we are not leaving” protesting dismissals of academics by the decree laws published on Friday. However, the police and the security officers did not let the academics enter the university. On the insistence of the academics and students to go in, the police intervened and arrested several protesters.

 

A former-academic, Cenk Yigiter stated that one plain-clothed police officer physically assaulted the academics. Some of the students and academics were badly beaten by the police. The academics later protested against police brutality by laying their gowns on the ground.