Insulting The Turkish Head Of State: Turkish Prosecutors Seek Maximum Prison Sentence For Knicks Center Enes Kanter

Insulting The Turkish Head Of State: Turkish Prosecutors Seek Maximum Prison Sentence For Knicks Center Enes Kanter

By: Michael T. Moran.

This blog post explores the recent developments regarding the indictment issued against New York Knicks center Enes Kanter. Kanter, an open dissident of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, published tweets in May and June 2016 about Erdoğan, which the government interpreted as insulting toward the president. This blog also examines the possibility of Kanter’s extradition if he is found guilty in a Turkish court.

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The Turkish Government’s Nationalist Screening Requirements for Teachers Deprives Refugees of a Non-Discriminatory Education

The Turkish Government’s Nationalist Screening Requirements for Teachers Deprives Refugees of a Non-Discriminatory Education

By Steve Ragatzki.

The Turkish government has fired approximately 32,000 teachers since July 2016. While interviewing replacements for the fired teachers, the government has asked questions regarding the applicants preferred columnists, their view on the coup in July 2016, and the current president's most recent speech. This type of vetting deprives refugees of a non-discriminatory education. Continue reading to learn about a similar educational action in the past and how UNESCO addresses the situation.

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