Student fests at Istanbul universities are banned!

According to the New Anatolian news, Istanbul Governor’s Office decided to ban all fests because “the student festivals held at the beginning and end of the academic year provide an environment ripe for ideological groups to win over sympathizers.” Hmmm this is a typical instance of Turkish state governance. I wish they could find other ways of beating the ideological groups other than banning all youth fests…

1 Comment so far

  1. berque (unregistered) on October 22nd, 2006 @ 4:16 pm

    I’m sure that’s mesut parlak’s idea, he is the rector of the university and as a student there, i believe that guy thinks that he is managing a prison rather than a science place-university. Do you know that students and profesors and everyone else have to leave the faculties before 5.30pm or the police arrest you or take you of, even when you have to make an experiment or research. I cant understand why they act like the university students are potential terrorists, oh by the way, they call the ideological groups as “terrorist student groups” which gives an example on their point of view on freedom of speech.

    It’s a shame, a place which is the oldest university in europe is now a place of bannings and polices… And the science in turkey, they really dont care, do they?



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