Solidarity with Dr. Ayşe Gül Altınay
The Steering Committee of Daughters of Themis: International Network of Female Business Scholars, hereby express our solidarity with our Turkish colleague Dr. Ayşe Gül Altınay.
The Turkish government is prosecuting hundreds of academics who signed a petition by a group called ‘Academics for Peace’ advocating a peaceful solution to the Kurdish conflict. Dr. Altinay is noted for her commitment to a peaceful future for her country shaped by nonviolence, democracy, and a commitment to human equality.
We call upon the Turkish courts to uphold the appeal of Dr. Altinay’s sentence, and on Turkish authorities to drop all charges against those being prosecuted in the ‘Academics for Peace’ case, and to protect the essential rights of academic inquiry and democratic freedom for all.
On behalf of the Steering Committee 2019-2020,