Academic suspended over law exam regarding pro-Kurdish party
A Turkish university suspended Turkish academic Bulent Yucel for three months after he asked law students a question regarding the closure case against the HDP (Peoples’ Democratic Party,) Mezopotamya Agency reported, adding that the rectorate also canceled the examination.
Yucel asked the students taking the constitutional law course to make an assessment of the authorization of military force given by the national assembly to the government, in light of several developments in Turkey, including the closure case against the HDP, the continental shelf dispute with Greece, the censorship law, the trustee regime to HDP municipalities, journalist Mehmed Kizmaz said on Twitter, sharing a copy of the exam paper prepared by Yucel.
Kizmaz said Yucel was also prevented from conducting a course two years ago by the administration without any reasons.
After Yucel’s suspension Anadolu University students started a social campaign with the hashtag #BulentyuceleADALET (Justice for Bulent Yucel)
The University administration made no statement about the suspension.