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Turkish Academic Detentions Spark Protests, Rights Concerns

Academics staged protests Wednesday over an Istanbul’s court decision to detain three of their colleagues pending trial on “terrorist propaganda.”  The protesters were among more than 1,000 academics who signed a petition calling for an end to a military crackdown in Turkey’s Kurdish region and a resumption of peace talks with PKK rebels.   "For peace, for justice" was the chant from hundreds of students from Istanbul’s Bosphorus University as they protested the...

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