MESA - Middle East Studies Association

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Call for Action on Behalf of Turkish Colleagues

List of Interventions

  • 9 February 2016 (Israel) - Letter to Israeli authorities about army incursions, land confiscation, and seizures in Palestine Technical University-Khadoorie in Tulkarm and Birzeit University in Ramallah. (pdf)
  • 8 February 2016 (Turkey) - Letter to PM Davutoğlu regarding suspension of Istanbul Commerce University Assistant Professor Halil Ibrahim Yenigün for being a signatory of the Academics for Peace Petition. (pdf)
  • 8 February 2016 (Egypt) - Letter to Egyptian officials protesting unlawful detentions and travel bans in Egypt. (pdf)
  • 4 February 2016 (Egypt) - Letter to Egyptian officials regarding the torture and murder in Cairo of Italian Ph.D. student Giulio Regeni, who was a visiting researcher at AUC. (pdf)
  • 2 February 2016 (Turkey) - Letter to PM Davutoğlu regarding Professor Emerita, Adjunct Professor and anthropologist Sibel Özbudun who is facing two separate prosecutions related to comments and photographs that she posted on her Facebook page. (pdf)
  • 28 January 2016 (Turkey) – Letter to PM Davutoğlu regarding Boğaziçi University Prof. Koray Çalışkan who is under criminal investigation for allegedly insulting President Erdoğan on Twitter. (pdf)

Annual Meeting

MESA 2016 LogoNovember 17-20
Boston, MA


50th Anniversary Logo




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