Turkey arrests academics backing peace with Kurds

Turkey arrests academics backing peace with Kurds

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Turkish police today arrested individuals who voiced their support for peace with the Kurds.


ISTANBUL, Jan. 15, 2016 – (dpa) – Turkish police today arrested academics who voiced their support for  peace with the Kurds. Turkish police arrested 14 lecturers and were seeking to detain seven others after they signed a petition calling for peace with Kurds in the southeast of the country.

The move came after an uptick in violence in the region.

Shabtai Gold and Linda Say from dpa German Press Agency write:

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