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.
Protesters in cities across Europe and elsewhere have marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Demonstrators in some cities were met with tear gas.
Turkish authorities have accused the Cumhuriyet editor, who has been living in Germany for the past two years, of working to "incite chaos." The warrant was tied to an investigation of protests against President Erdogan.
In 2013, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in Turkey to protest Erdogan’s authoritarian policies. The memory of those days is still present in the current presidential election campaign.
Istanbul university students have been jailed for protesting against Turkish military action in neighboring Syria. Their supporters say the students simply demonstrated constitutionally protected free speech.
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