«The members the Italian National University Council, the representative body of all components of the Italian university system, express their indignation at the dismissal of 330 Turkish academics, considered opponents of the present regime … and hope that Governments and the International Community will take appropriate action to bring to a halt this latest grave attack on culture, science and democracy.». What follows is the Italian National University Council (CUN) declaration concerning the most recent developments in Turkey.

ITALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY COUNCIL DECLARATION
ON THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN TURKEY

The members the Italian National University Council, the representative body of all components of the Italian university system, express their indignation at the dismissal of 330 Turkish academics, considered opponents of the present regime.

As already stated in the Statement of 27 July 2016, we would like to reaffirm our belief that the coexistence of different opinions is an essential condition for the development of individual awareness and conscience, and therefore also an indispensable prerequisite for the development of a country.

The members the Italian National University Council thus express their solidarity with their Turkish Colleagues who have been affected by these serious repressive measures, and hope that Governments and the International Community will take appropriate action to bring to a halt this latest grave attack on culture, science and democracy.

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