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Parliamentary question - E-000655/2022Parliamentary question

Turkish Government’s violations of academic freedom at Boğaziçi University and undermining of the European Research Area

Question for written answer  E-000655/2022
to the Commission
Rule 138
Christian Ehler (PPE), David Lega (PPE), Michael Gahler (PPE)

The Turkish Government is actively undermining academic freedom and institutional autonomy at Boğaziçi University. Two examples are the political appointment of the rector of the university and the recent arbitrary removal of three elected professors from their deanships. These attacks on fundamental values of the European Research Area are not compatible with the spirit of Turkey’s association agreement to Horizon Europe, which gives Turkey a seat at the table in the European Research Area. The Union cannot stand idly by in the face of these developments. We therefore ask the Commission:

Last updated: 26 February 2022
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