Hundreds of university teachers in Turkey were dismissed after the failed military coup of July 2016. Entire departments have been incapacitated. Some of the academics are now giving lectures outdoors.
Some 150 academics who signed a petition calling for peace in Turkey's Kurdish regions are now facing trial. Uraz Aydin, the editor of the leftwing journal Yeniyol faces additional charges of terrorist propaganda.
Under Turkey's current state of emergency, drawing a cartoon that lampoons politics could land you in jail. Despite the crackdown, cartoonists in the country say they are not running out of inspiration.
Peter Steudtner is a modest, reserved man, more interested in non-violent conciliation than terrorism, say his friends. DW profiles the German activist currently on trial for terrorism charges in Turkey.
The educator has been released from jail, but will have to wear a tracking device until his trial ends. His hunger strike attempts to draw attention to Erdogan's crackdown on public servants.
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