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Turkey Detains Academics Who Signed Pro-Kurdish Petition

Turkish authorities have detained at least 12 academics accused of supporting "terror propaganda" after they signed a petition calling for an end to the government's crackdown on Kurdish rebels. The state-run Anadolu news agency said the academics from Kocaeli University, near Istanbul, were detained during raids at their homes early Friday, adding nine others are set to also be taken in. The detainees are among more than 1,200 academics who have signed a statement...

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