IPSA Executive Committee Statement Concerning the Situation for Academics in Turkey


The Executive Committee of the International Political Science Association expresses its concern that punitive administrative and legal measures continue to be applied by the Turkish government against Turkish academics who have exercised their freedom of expression by signing a “peace petition.” We ask that the Turkish Government suspend the implementation of such measures, recognizing that academics are entitled to express their opinions freely in democratic societies.

This statement was adopted unanimously by the IPSA Executive Committee (EC) at the 126th IPSA EC Meeting, held in Lisbon, Portugal on 14-15 April 2018.