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.
Anti-fascist protesters led opposition against the co-founder of the right-wing AfD party as he returned to work at Hamburg University. Following shouts of "Nazi pig," Bernd Lucke was forced to give up on his lecture.
Imagine having to crawl on all fours to get to a university lecture on time — and you're the professor. Well, it happened in Nablus, as DW's Zulfikar Abbany discovered. This is part six of his Middle East diary.
The 16 defendants stand accused of "attempting to overthrow the government" and organizing protests in 2013. If convicted, they could receive life sentences without the chance for parole.
Istanbul, where the mayoral vote is due to be rerun after presidential pressure, isn't the only place where local election results remain contested. In Turkey's east, several winners have also been shut out of office.
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